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Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2024

Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2024

Date NameType
Jan 1MondayNew Year's DayPublic Holiday
Jan 2TuesdayTweede Nuwe JaarObservance
Feb 8ThursdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim
Feb 21WednesdayArmed Forces DayObservance
Mar 8FridayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday
Mar 11MondayRamadan StartMuslim
Mar 20WednesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 21ThursdayHuman Rights DayPublic Holiday
Mar 25MondayHoliHindu Holiday
Mar 29FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
Mar 30SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance, Christian
Mar 31SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian
Apr 1MondayFamily DayPublic Holiday
Apr 5FridayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (Tentative Date)Muslim
Apr 11ThursdayEid ul FitrMuslim
Apr 27SaturdayFreedom DayPublic Holiday
May 1WednesdayWorkers' DayPublic Holiday
May 12SundayMother's DayObservance
May 29WednesdayElection DayPublic Holiday
Jun 16SundayFather's DayObservance
Jun 16SundayYouth DayPublic Holiday
Jun 17MondayEid al-Adha (Tentative Date)Muslim
Jun 17MondayDay off for Youth DayPublic Holiday
Jun 20ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 8MondayMuharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Muslim
Jul 18ThursdayNelson Mandela DayObservance
Aug 9FridayNational Women's DayPublic Holiday
Aug 19MondayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday
Aug 26MondayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday
Sep 6FridayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday
Sep 16MondayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Muslim
Sep 22SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 24TuesdayHeritage DayPublic Holiday
Oct 3ThursdayNavaratriHindu Holiday
Oct 12SaturdayDussehraHindu Holiday
Oct 31ThursdayDiwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
Dec 16MondayDay of ReconciliationPublic Holiday
Dec 21SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24TuesdayChristmas EveObservance, Christian
Dec 25WednesdayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26ThursdayDay of GoodwillPublic Holiday
Dec 31TuesdayNew Year's EveObservance

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