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Freedom Day in South Africa

Is Freedom Day a Public Holiday?

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

In 2019 it falls on a Saturday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Freedom Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010TueApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2011WedApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2012FriApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2013SatApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2014SunApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2014MonApr 28Freedom Day observedPublic Holiday
2015MonApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2016WedApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2017ThuApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2018FriApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2019SatApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2020MonApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday

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