National Holidays in South Africa in 2019

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South Africa 2019
South Africa

List of Holidays in South Africa in 2019

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Tuesday New Year's Day National Holiday
Thursday Human Rights Day National Holiday
Friday Good Friday National Holiday
Monday Family Day National Holiday Easter Monday
Saturday Freedom Day National Holiday National Day
Wednesday Workers' Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Wednesday Public Holiday National Holiday For General Election
Sunday Youth Day National Holiday
Monday Public Holiday National Holiday Public Holiday as Youth Day falls on a Sunday in 2019
Friday National Women's Day National Holiday
Tuesday Heritage Day National Holiday
Monday Day of Reconciliation National Holiday
Wednesday Christmas Day National Holiday
Thursday 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.