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Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2023

Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2023

Date NameType
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayPublic Holiday
Jan 2MondayDay off for New Year's DayPublic Holiday
Feb 18SaturdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim
Mar 20MondayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 21TuesdayHuman Rights DayPublic Holiday
Apr 7FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
Apr 8SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 10MondayFamily DayPublic Holiday
Apr 17MondayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (Tentative Date)Muslim
Apr 22SaturdayEid ul Fitr (Tentative Date)Muslim
Apr 27ThursdayFreedom DayPublic Holiday
May 1MondayWorkers' DayPublic Holiday
May 14SundayMother's DayObservance
Jun 16FridayYouth DayPublic Holiday
Jun 18SundayFather's DayObservance
Jun 21WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 29ThursdayEid ul Adha (Tentative Date)Muslim
Jul 18TuesdayNelson Mandela DayObservance
Jul 19WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Muslim
Aug 9WednesdayNational Women's DayPublic Holiday
Sep 23SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 24SundayHeritage DayPublic Holiday
Sep 25MondayDay off for Heritage DayPublic Holiday
Sep 27WednesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
Dec 16SaturdayDay of ReconciliationPublic Holiday
Dec 22FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24SundayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26TuesdayDay of GoodwillPublic Holiday
Dec 31SundayNew Year's EveObservance

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