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2016 Public Holidays in South Africa

Your guide to 2016 Public Holidays in South Africa.

2015 Public Holidays South Africa |

1 January: New Year's Day

21 March: Human Rights Day

25 March: Good Friday*

28 March: Family Day*

27 April: Freedom Day

1 May: Workers Day

2 May: Public holiday

16 June: Youth Day

9 August: National Women's Day

24 September: Heritage Day

16 December: Day of Reconciliation

25 December: Christmas Day

26 December: Day of Goodwill

* The dates on which Good Friday and Easter Sunday fall are determined according to the ecclesiastical moon. That varies each year but they fall at some point between late March and late April.

**The Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994 [PDF]) determines whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday.