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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.

Freedom Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016WedApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2017ThuApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2018FriApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2019SatApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2020MonApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2021TueApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2022WedApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2023ThuApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2024SatApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2025SunApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday
2025MonApr 28Freedom Day observedPublic Holiday
2026MonApr 27Freedom DayPublic Holiday

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