Public Holidays in South Africa in 2018

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National Women's Day
National Women's Day

9 August 2018 This National holiday is in 18 days. The holiday commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition ag...

Heritage Day
Heritage Day

24 September 2018 This National holiday is in 64 days. The intention of this holiday is for all South Africans to celebrate their heritage

Day of Reconciliation
Day of Reconciliation

16 December 2018 This National holiday is in 147 days. The Day of Reconciliation aims to to foster reconciliation between different racial gro...

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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