Public Holidays in South Africa in 2017

South Africa Upcoming Public Holidays in South Africa

Workers Day
May Day

1 May 2017 This National holiday is in 2 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

Youth Day
Youth Day

16 June 2017 This National holiday is in 48 days. Previously known as Soweto Day. Youth Day marks the start of the Soweto riots of 1976

National Women's Day
National Women's Day

9 August 2017 This National holiday is in 102 days. The holiday commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition ag...

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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