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Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2017

Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2017

Date NameType
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayPublic Holiday
Jan 2MondayNew Year's Day observedPublic Holiday
Feb 24FridayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday
Mar 12SundayHoliHindu Holiday
Mar 20MondayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 21TuesdayHuman Rights DayPublic Holiday
Apr 14FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
Apr 15SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
Apr 16SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 17MondayFamily DayPublic Holiday
Apr 24MondayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim
Apr 27ThursdayFreedom DayPublic Holiday
May 1MondayWorkers' DayPublic Holiday
May 14SundayMother's DayObservance
May 25ThursdayAscension DayObservance
Jun 4SundayPentecostObservance
Jun 16FridayYouth DayPublic Holiday
Jun 18SundayFather's DayObservance
Jun 21WednesdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
Jun 21WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 26MondayEid ul FitrMuslim
Jul 18TuesdayNelson Mandela DayObservance
Aug 7MondayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday
Aug 9WednesdayNational Women's DayPublic Holiday
Aug 14MondayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday
Aug 25FridayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday
Sep 2SaturdayEid ul AdhaMuslim
Sep 20WednesdayNavaratriHindu Holiday
Sep 22FridayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
Sep 22FridaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 24SundayHeritage DayPublic Holiday
Sep 25MondayHeritage Day observedPublic Holiday
Sep 30SaturdayDussehraHindu Holiday
Nov 1WednesdayAll Saints' DayObservance
Dec 1FridayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
Dec 16SaturdayDay of ReconciliationPublic Holiday
Dec 21ThursdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24SundayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26TuesdayDay of GoodwillPublic Holiday
Dec 31SundayNew Year's EveObservance

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