South Africa Public Holidays List 2023
Following are the list of Public, Office, School, Bank Holidays in South Africa year 2023
New Year's Day (01 Jan) : New Year’s Day is celebrated with a blend of both diversity and tradition in countries such as South Africa on January 1 each year.
New Year's Day observed (02 Jan) : New Year’s Day is celebrated with a blend of both diversity and tradition in countries such as South Africa on January 1 each year.
Isra and Mi'raj (18 Feb) : Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.
March Equinox (20 Mar) : March Equinox in South Africa (Johannesburg)
Human Rights Day (21 Mar) : Human Rights Day is a public holiday in South Africa
Good Friday (07 Apr) : Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Holy Saturday (08 Apr) : Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday (09 Apr) : Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Family Day (10 Apr) : Family Day is a public holiday in South Africa
Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power) (17 Apr) : Laylat al-Qadr commmemorates the time when Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).
Eid ul Fitr (22 Apr) : Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
Freedom Day (27 Apr) : Freedom Day is a public holiday in South Africa
Workers' Day (01 May) : Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Mother's Day (14 May) : Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Ascension Day (18 May) : Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
Pentecost (28 May) : Many Christians all over the world annually observe Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
Youth Day (16 Jun) : Youth Day is a public holiday in South Africa
Father's Day (18 Jun) : Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
June Solstice (21 Jun) : June Solstice in South Africa (Johannesburg)
Eid ul Adha (29 Jun) : Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
Nelson Mandela Day (18 Jul) : Nelson Mandela Day is a observance in South Africa
Muharram/Islamic New Year (19 Jul) : Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.
National Women's Day (09 Aug) : National Women's Day is a public holiday in South Africa
September Equinox (23 Sep) : September Equinox in South Africa (Johannesburg)
Heritage Day (24 Sep) : Heritage Day is a public holiday in South Africa
Heritage Day observed (25 Sep) : Heritage Day is a public holiday in South Africa
Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (27 Sep) : Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
All Saints' Day (01 Nov) : Many churches honor all their saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.
Day of Reconciliation (16 Dec) : Day of Reconciliation is a public holiday in South Africa
December Solstice (22 Dec) : December Solstice in South Africa (Johannesburg)
Christmas Eve (24 Dec) : Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day (25 Dec) : Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Day of Goodwill (26 Dec) : Day of Goodwill is a public holiday in South Africa
New Year's Eve (31 Dec) : New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.