Public Holidays in South Africa in 2017

South Africa Upcoming Public Holidays in South Africa

Day of Reconciliation
Day of Reconciliation

16 December 2017 This National holiday is in 4 days. The Day of Reconciliation aims to to foster reconciliation between different racial gro...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 13 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

Day of Good Will
Second day of Christmas

26 December 2017 This National holiday is in 14 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

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

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day
Monday January 02 Public Holiday Public Holiday as New Years Day falls on a Sunday
Tuesday March 21 Human Rights Day
Friday April 14 Good Friday
Monday April 17 Family Day Easter Monday
Thursday April 27 Freedom Day National Day. April 27
Monday May 01 Workers Day Labour Day
Friday June 16 Youth Day Previously known as Soweto Day
Wednesday August 09 National Women's Day
Sunday September 24 Heritage Day
Monday September 25 Public Holiday Holiday as heritage day falls on a Sunday
Saturday December 16 Day of Reconciliation
Monday December 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday 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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