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Christmas Eve in South Africa

Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.

Is Christmas Eve a Public Holiday?

Even though Christmas Eve falls on Saturday, December 24, 2022, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in South Africa.

Christmas trees are decorated with baubles, lights and tinsel during the Christmas season.

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About Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SunDec 24Christmas EveObservance, Christian
2018MonDec 24Christmas EveObservance, Christian
2019TueDec 24Christmas EveObservance, Christian
2020ThuDec 24Christmas EveObservance, Christian
2021FriDec 24Christmas EveObservance, Christian
2022SatDec 24Christmas EveObservance, Christian
2023SunDec 24Christmas EveObservance, Christian
2024TueDec 24Christmas EveObservance, Christian
2025WedDec 24Christmas EveObservance, Christian
2026ThuDec 24Christmas EveObservance, Christian
2027FriDec 24Christmas EveObservance, Christian

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