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Holidays in South Africa in 2008

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DateWeekdayHoliday NameHoliday Type
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayPublic Holiday
Jan 10ThursdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
Mar 5WednesdayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday
Mar 20ThursdayProphet's BirthdayMuslim
Mar 20ThursdayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 21FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
Mar 22SaturdayHoliHindu Holiday
Mar 22SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
Mar 23SundayEaster SundayObservance
Mar 24MondayFamily DayPublic Holiday
Apr 27SundayFreedom DayPublic Holiday
Apr 28MondayFreedom Day observedPublic Holiday
May 1ThursdayWorkers' DayPublic Holiday
May 2FridayBridge Public holidayPublic Holiday
Jun 15SundaySchool holidayObservance
Jun 16MondayYouth DayPublic Holiday
Jun 16MondaySchool holiday observedObservance
Jun 20FridayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 31ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim
Aug 9SaturdayNational Women's DayPublic Holiday
Aug 16SaturdayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday
Aug 24SundayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday
Sep 3WednesdayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday
Sep 22MondaySeptember equinoxSeason
Sep 24WednesdayHeritage DayPublic Holiday
Sep 27SaturdayLaylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)Muslim
Sep 30TuesdayNavaratriHindu Holiday
Oct 2ThursdayEid-al-FitrMuslim
Oct 9ThursdayDussehraHindu Holiday
Dec 9TuesdayEid-al-AdhaMuslim
Dec 16TuesdayDay of ReconciliationPublic Holiday
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25ThursdayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26FridayDay of GoodwillPublic Holiday
Dec 29MondayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveObservance

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