Calendar: Public holidays in 2019

A list of current public holidays in South Africa:[1]

1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day1910
2 January (CT only!)Tweede Nuwe Jaar1800s
21 MarchHuman Rights Day1990[2]
The Friday before Easter SundayGood Friday1910
The Monday following Easter SundayFamily Day1980
27 AprilFreedom Day1994[2]
1 MayWorkers’ Day1995[3]
16 JuneYouth Day1995[4]
9 AugustNational Women’s Day1995[5]
24 SeptemberHeritage Day1995[6]
16 DecemberDay of Reconciliation1995
25 DecemberChristmas Day1910
26 DecemberDay of Goodwill (formerly Boxing Day)1910

The Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994)[7] states that whenever a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following it will be a public holiday.[1]


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