Public holidays in South Africa 2018

1 January: New Year’s Day

21 March: Human Rights Day

30 March: Good Friday*

2 April: Family Day*

27 April: Freedom Day

30 April: School holiday

1 May: Workers Day

16 June: Youth Day

9 August: National Women’s Day

10 August: School holiday

24 September: Heritage Day

16 December: Day of Reconciliation

17 December: Public holiday

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.