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Heritage Day in South Africa

Is Heritage Day a Public Holiday?

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

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Heritage Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SunSep 24Heritage DayPublic Holiday
2017MonSep 25Day off for Heritage DayPublic Holiday
2018MonSep 24Heritage DayPublic Holiday
2019TueSep 24Heritage DayPublic Holiday
2020ThuSep 24Heritage DayPublic Holiday
2021FriSep 24Heritage DayPublic Holiday
2022SatSep 24Heritage DayPublic Holiday
2023SunSep 24Heritage DayPublic Holiday
2023MonSep 25Day off for Heritage DayPublic Holiday
2024TueSep 24Heritage DayPublic Holiday
2025WedSep 24Heritage DayPublic Holiday
2026ThuSep 24Heritage DayPublic Holiday
2027FriSep 24Heritage DayPublic Holiday

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