Public Holidays in South Africa in 2019

South Africa When is the next Public Holiday in South Africa?

Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day

21 March 2019 This National holiday is in 27 days. Marks the establishment of the Human Rights Commission and Sharpeville Day

Good Friday
Good Friday

19 April 2019 This National holiday is in 56 days. Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Family Day
Family Day

22 April 2019 This National holiday is in 59 days. In 1995 Easter Monday was renamed Family Day

South Africa List of National Public holidays of South Africa in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 New Year's Day
Thursday March 21 Human Rights Day
Friday April 19 Good Friday
Monday April 22 Family Day Easter Monday
Saturday April 27 Freedom Day National Day. April 27
Wednesday May 01 Labour Day Workers Day
Sunday June 16 Youth Day Previously known as Soweto Day
Monday June 17 Public Holiday Public Holiday as Youth Day falls on a Sunday in 2019
Friday August 09 National Women's Day
Tuesday September 24 Heritage Day
Monday December 16 Day of Reconciliation
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day
Thursday 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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