Public Holidays in South Africa in 2017

South Africa Upcoming Public Holidays in South Africa

Heritage Day
Heritage Day

24 September 2017 This National holiday is in 32 days. The intention of this holiday is for all South Africans to celebrate their heritage

Public Holiday
Public Holiday

25 September 2017 This National holiday is in 33 days. A public holiday as Heritage Day falls on a Sunday in 2017

Day of Reconciliation
Day of Reconciliation

16 December 2017 This National holiday is in 115 days. The Day of Reconciliation aims to to foster reconciliation between different racial gro...

South Africa List of National Public holidays of South Africa in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday January 02 Jan 2 Public Holiday Public Holiday as New Years Day falls on a Sunday
Tuesday March 21 Mar 21 Human Rights Day
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Family Day Easter Monday
Thursday April 27 Apr 27 Freedom Day National Day. April 27
Monday May 01 May 1 Workers Day Labour Day
Friday June 16 Jun 16 Youth Day Previously known as Soweto Day
Wednesday August 09 Aug 9 National Women's Day
Sunday September 24 Sep 24 Heritage Day
Monday September 25 Sep 25 Public Holiday Holiday as heritage day falls on a Sunday
Saturday December 16 Dec 16 Day of Reconciliation
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 Day of Good Will Boxing Day prior to 1980


National Holiday


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

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