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Christmas Day in South Africa

Christmas Day, on December 25, is one of the most festive Christian holidays in many countries around the world. It celebrates Jesus' birth.

Is Christmas Day a Public Holiday?

Christmas Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Many people celebrate Christmas Day with a festive meal.

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About Christmas Day

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Christmas Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015FriDec 25Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2016SunDec 25Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2016MonDec 26Christmas Day observedPublic Holiday
2017MonDec 25Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2018TueDec 25Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2019WedDec 25Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2020FriDec 25Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2021SatDec 25Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2022SunDec 25Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2022MonDec 26Christmas Day observedPublic Holiday
2023MonDec 25Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2024WedDec 25Christmas DayPublic Holiday
2025ThuDec 25Christmas DayPublic Holiday

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