Public Holidays in South Africa in 2014

South Africa List of National Public holidays of South Africa in 2014

Day Date Holiday Comments
Wednesday January 01 New Years Day
Friday March 21 Human Rights Day
Friday April 18 Good Friday Catholic or protestant
Monday April 21 Family Day Easter Monday
Monday April 28 Freedom Day National Day. April 27
Monday April 28 Public Holiday Public holiday as Freedom Day falls on a Sunday
Thursday May 01 Labour Day Workers Day
Wednesday May 07 Public Holiday Holiday to allow workers to vote in the General Election
Monday June 16 Youth Day Previously known as Soweto Day
Saturday August 09 National Women's Day
Wednesday September 24 Heritage Day
Tuesday December 16 Day of Reconciliation
Thursday December 25 Christmas Day Catholic or protestant
Friday December 26 Day of Good Will Boxing Day prior to 1980


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  • 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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