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Holi in South Africa

Holi (Dolyatra, Doul Jatra, Basanta-Utsav) is the Hindu festival colors that celebrates the triumph of good over evil, good harvest, and fertility. It usually falls in the later part of February or March.

Is Holi a Public Holiday?

Holi is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Holi is a time when everyone throws off the gloom of winter and rejoices in the colors and liveliness of spring.


About Holi

Read more about Holi.

Holi Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2008–2030.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2008SatMar 22HoliHindu Holiday
2009WedMar 11HoliHindu Holiday
2010SunFeb 28HoliHindu Holiday
2011SunMar 20HoliHindu Holiday
2012ThuMar 8HoliHindu Holiday
2013WedMar 27HoliHindu Holiday
2014MonMar 17HoliHindu Holiday
2015FriMar 6HoliHindu Holiday
2016WedMar 23HoliHindu Holiday
2017SunMar 12HoliHindu Holiday
2018FriMar 2HoliHindu Holiday
2019ThuMar 21HoliHindu Holiday
2020MonMar 9HoliHindu Holiday
2021MonMar 29HoliHindu Holiday
2022FriMar 18HoliHindu Holiday
2023TueMar 7HoliHindu Holiday
2024MonMar 25HoliHindu Holiday
2025FriMar 14HoliHindu Holiday
2026TueMar 3HoliHindu Holiday
2027MonMar 22HoliHindu Holiday
2028SatMar 11HoliHindu Holiday
2029ThuMar 1HoliHindu Holiday
2030WedMar 20HoliHindu Holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.