Years: 2023 2024 2025

South Africa Public Holidays List 2023

Following are the list of Public, Office, School, Bank Holidays in South Africa year 2023
101 Jan, SundayNew Year's DayNational holiday
202 Jan, MondayNew Year's Day observedNational holiday
318 Feb, SaturdayIsra and Mi'rajMuslim
420 Mar, MondayMarch EquinoxSeason
521 Mar, TuesdayHuman Rights DayNational holiday
607 Apr, FridayGood FridayNational holiday
708 Apr, SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
809 Apr, SundayEaster SundayObservance
910 Apr, MondayFamily DayNational holiday
1017 Apr, MondayLaylatul Qadr (Night of Power)Muslim
1122 Apr, SaturdayEid ul FitrMuslim
1227 Apr, ThursdayFreedom DayNational holiday
1301 May, MondayWorkers' DayNational holiday
1414 May, SundayMother's DayObservance
1518 May, ThursdayAscension DayObservance
1628 May, SundayPentecostObservance
1716 Jun, FridayYouth DayNational holiday
1818 Jun, SundayFather's DayObservance
1921 Jun, WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason
2029 Jun, ThursdayEid ul AdhaMuslim
2118 Jul, TuesdayNelson Mandela DayObservance
2219 Jul, WednesdayMuharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
2309 Aug, WednesdayNational Women's DayNational holiday
2423 Sep, SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
2524 Sep, SundayHeritage DayNational holiday
2625 Sep, MondayHeritage Day observedNational holiday
2727 Sep, WednesdayMilad un Nabi (Mawlid)Muslim
2801 Nov, WednesdayAll Saints' DayObservance
2916 Dec, SaturdayDay of ReconciliationNational holiday
3022 Dec, FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
3124 Dec, SundayChristmas EveObservance
3225 Dec, MondayChristmas DayNational holiday
3326 Dec, TuesdayDay of GoodwillNational holiday
3431 Dec, SundayNew Year's EveObservance

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.