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Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2025

Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2025

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayPublic Holiday
Jan 2ThursdayTweede Nuwe JaarObservance
Jan 27MondayIsra and Mi'raj (Tentative Date)Muslim
Feb 21FridayArmed Forces DayObservance
Feb 26WednesdayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday
Mar 1SaturdayRamadan Start (Tentative Date)Muslim
Mar 14FridayHoliHindu Holiday
Mar 20ThursdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 21FridayHuman Rights DayPublic Holiday
Mar 26WednesdayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (Tentative Date)Muslim
Mar 31MondayEid ul Fitr (Tentative Date)Muslim
Apr 18FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
Apr 19SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance, Christian
Apr 20SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian
Apr 21MondayFamily DayPublic Holiday
Apr 27SundayFreedom DayPublic Holiday
Apr 28MondayFreedom Day observedPublic Holiday
May 1ThursdayWorkers' DayPublic Holiday
May 11SundayMother's DayObservance
Jun 7SaturdayEid al-Adha (Tentative Date)Muslim
Jun 15SundayFather's DayObservance
Jun 16MondayYouth DayPublic Holiday
Jun 21SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 27FridayMuharram/Islamic New Year (Tentative Date)Muslim
Jul 18FridayNelson Mandela DayObservance
Aug 9SaturdayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday
Aug 9SaturdayNational Women's DayPublic Holiday
Aug 16SaturdayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday
Aug 26TuesdayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday
Sep 5FridayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Muslim
Sep 22MondayNavaratriHindu Holiday
Sep 22MondaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 24WednesdayHeritage DayPublic Holiday
Oct 2ThursdayDussehraHindu Holiday
Oct 20MondayDiwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
Dec 16TuesdayDay of ReconciliationPublic Holiday
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveObservance, Christian
Dec 25ThursdayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26FridayDay of GoodwillPublic Holiday
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveObservance

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