Holidays in South Africa 2018

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Holidays and Observances in South Africa in 2018

DateWeekdayNameHoliday Type
Jan 1MondayNew Year’s DayPublic
Feb 13TuesdayMaha ShivaratriHindu
Mar 2FridayHoliHindu
Mar 20TuesdayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 21WednesdayHuman Rights DayPublic
Mar 30FridayGood FridayPublic
Mar 31SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
Apr 1SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 2MondayFamily DayPublic
Apr 13FridayIsra and Mi’rajMuslim
Apr 27FridayFreedom DayPublic
May 1TuesdayWorkers’ DayPublic
May 13SundayMother’s DayObservance
Jun 10SundayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
Jun 15FridayEid ul FitrMuslim
Jun 16SaturdayYouth DayPublic
Jun 17SundayFather’s DayObservance
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 18WednesdayNelson Mandela DayObservance
Aug 9ThursdayNational Women’s DayPublic
Aug 22WednesdayEid ul AdhaMuslim
Aug 26SundayRaksha BandhanHindu
Sep 2SundayJanmashtamiHindu
Sep 12WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
Sep 12WednesdayGanesh ChaturthiHindu
Sep 23SundaySeptember equinoxSeason
Sep 24MondayHeritage DayPublic
Oct 9TuesdayNavaratriHindu
Oct 18ThursdayDussehraHindu
Nov 21WednesdayProphet’s BirthdayMuslim
Dec 16SundayDay of ReconciliationPublic
Dec 17MondayDay of Reconciliation observedPublic
Dec 21FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24MondayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25TuesdayChristmas DayPublic
Dec 26WednesdayDay of GoodwillPublic
Dec 31MondayNew Year’s EveObservance