Public Holidays in South Africa in 2018

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Freedom Day
Freedom Day

27 April 2018 This National holiday is in 5 days. Celebrates freedom and commemorates the first democratic post-apartheid non-racial elec...

Labour Day
May Day

1 May 2018 This National holiday is in 9 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

Youth Day
Youth Day

16 June 2018 This National holiday is in 55 days. Previously known as Soweto Day. Youth Day marks the start of the Soweto riots of 1976

South Africa List of National Public holidays of South Africa in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Wednesday March 21 Human Rights Day
Friday March 30 Good Friday
Monday April 02 Family Day Easter Monday
Friday April 27 Freedom Day National Day. April 27
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day Workers Day
Saturday June 16 Youth Day Previously known as Soweto Day
Thursday August 09 National Women's Day
Monday September 24 Heritage Day
Sunday December 16 Day of Reconciliation
Monday December 17 Public Holiday Public Holiday as Day of Reconciliation falls on a Sunday in 2018
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday 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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