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Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2023

Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2023

Date NameType
Jan 1SundayNew Year's DayPublic Holiday
Jan 2MondayDay off for New Year's DayPublic Holiday
Jan 2MondayTweede Nuwe JaarObservance
Feb 18SaturdayMaha ShivaratriHindu Holiday
Feb 18SaturdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim
Feb 21TuesdayArmed Forces DayObservance
Mar 7TuesdayHoliHindu Holiday
Mar 20MondayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 21TuesdayHuman Rights DayPublic Holiday
Mar 24FridayRamadan StartMuslim
Apr 7FridayGood FridayPublic Holiday
Apr 8SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance, Christian
Apr 9SundayEaster SundayObservance, Christian
Apr 10MondayFamily DayPublic Holiday
Apr 17MondayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (Tentative Date)Muslim
Apr 22SaturdayEid ul FitrMuslim
Apr 27ThursdayFreedom DayPublic Holiday
May 1MondayWorkers' DayPublic Holiday
May 14SundayMother's DayObservance
Jun 16FridayYouth DayPublic Holiday
Jun 18SundayFather's DayObservance
Jun 21WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 29ThursdayEid al-AdhaMuslim
Jul 18TuesdayNelson Mandela DayObservance
Jul 20ThursdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
Aug 9WednesdayNational Women's DayPublic Holiday
Aug 30WednesdayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday
Sep 7ThursdayJanmashtamiHindu Holiday
Sep 18MondayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday
Sep 23SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 24SundayHeritage DayPublic Holiday
Sep 25MondayDay off for Heritage DayPublic Holiday
Sep 28ThursdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
Oct 15SundayNavaratriHindu Holiday
Oct 23MondayDussehraHindu Holiday
Nov 12SundayDiwali/DeepavaliHindu Holiday
Dec 15FridayRugby World Cup Win Public HolidayPublic Holiday
Dec 16SaturdayDay of ReconciliationPublic Holiday
Dec 22FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24SundayChristmas EveObservance, Christian
Dec 25MondayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26TuesdayDay of GoodwillPublic Holiday
Dec 31SundayNew Year's EveObservance

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