Category: Public Holidays

New Year 2020 (South Africa)

New Year’s Day is a public holiday; the first holiday of the Year. It is celebrated on January 1 with excitement and happiness not only in South Africa but globally. New Year’s Day marks the start of the New Year Read More

Christmas 2019 (South Africa)

Christmas Day, celebrated on December 25 is a public holiday in South Africa. On this day Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. The date is traditional and is not considered to be the actual date of his Read More

Heritage Day 2019 (South Africa)

Heritage Day is a National Holiday celebrated on 24 September to recognise and to celebrate the cultural wealth of our nation. South Africans celebrate the day by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the population Read More

Youth Day 2019 (South Africa)

Youth Day is a public holiday in which South Africans honour the youth that were ambushed by the apartheid regime police in Soweto on 16 June 1976. On the day where over 500 youths were killed. Youth Day:How it Began Read More

Workers Day 2019 (South Africa)

Workers Day is a National holiday in South Africa observed on 1 May to commemorate the working class. Worker’s Day celebrates the role played by Trade Unions, the Communist Party and other labour movements in their struggle against Apartheid (in Read More

Freedom Day 2019 (South Africa)

Freedom Day is an annual celebration of South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections held on 27 April 1994. It is significant because it marks the end of over 300 years of colonialism, segregation and white minority rule and the establishment Read More