Public Holidays in South Africa in 2015

South Africa National public holidays of South Africa in 2015

Thursday January 01 New Years Day
Saturday March 21 Human Rights Day
Friday April 03 Good Friday Catholic or protestant
Monday April 06 Family Day Easter Monday
Monday April 27 Freedom Day National Day. April 27
Friday May 01 Labour Day Workers Day
Tuesday June 16 Youth Day Previously known as Soweto Day
Sunday August 09 National Womens Day
Monday August 10 Public Holiday Public holiday as National Womens Day falls on a Sunday
Thursday September 24 Heritage Day
Wednesday December 16 Day of Reconciliation
Friday December 25 Christmas Day Catholic or protestant
Saturday December 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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