Open Water | Freedom Swim Series

A list of current public holidays in South Africa (2018) and related Freedom Swim Series open water swims. Also included are Brian Curtis MileIce Swim SA and the Sanlam Cape Mile:

Public Holiday / Date Name and More Information 2018 Open Water swim?
1 January New Year’s Day
18 February More: Sanlam Cape Mile Yes. 18 feb 2018
21 March (elsewhere 10th Dec) More: Human Rights Day Yes. 21 Mar 2018
The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday
The Monday following Easter Sunday Family Day
27 April More: Freedom Day Yes. ?? April 2018
1 May More: Workers’ Day
16 June More: Youth Day Yes. 16 Jun 2018
9 August More: National Women’s Day Yes. 9 Aug 2018
24 September More: Heritage Day Yes. 24 Sept 2018
2nd Sat in November More: Brian Curtis Mile Yes. 10 Nov 2018
16 December More: Day of Reconciliation Yes. 16 Dec 2018
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Day of Goodwill (formerly Boxing Day)

The Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994) states that whenever a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following it will be a public holiday.

References and links:


Big Bay Events calendar for 2018


Sanlam Cape Mile

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