National Holidays in South Africa in 2020

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South Africa List of Holidays in South Africa in 2020

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Wednesday New Year's Day National Holiday
Saturday Human Rights Day National Holiday
Friday Good Friday National Holiday
Monday Family Day National Holiday Easter Monday
Monday Freedom Day National Holiday National Day
Friday Workers' Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Tuesday Youth Day National Holiday
Sunday National Women's Day National Holiday
Monday National Women's Day (in lieu) National Holiday For National Women's Day
Thursday Heritage Day National Holiday
Wednesday Day of Reconciliation National Holiday
Friday Christmas Day National Holiday
Monday Day of Goodwill National Holiday Boxing Day prior to 1994


  • 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.