South Africa – Public Holidays In 2021

Public holidays are usually non-working days during the year established by law. In general, these are days of celebration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or they can be religious celebrations. Some countries have national laws that make some or all public holidays paid holidays, while in some, there are no such laws. In these cases, many firms provide days off as paid or unpaid holidays. Here you can find the public holidays of South Africa in 2021.

Public Holidays for South Africa

New Year’s DayFriday, January 01, 2021
Human Rights DaySunday, March 21, 2021
Human Rights DayMonday, March 22, 2021
Good FridayFriday, April 02, 2021
Family DayMonday, April 05, 2021
Freedom DayTuesday, April 27, 2021
Workers’ DaySaturday, May 01, 2021
Youth DayWednesday, June 16, 2021
National Women’s DayMonday, August 09, 2021
Heritage DayFriday, September 24, 2021
Day of ReconciliationThursday, December 16, 2021
Christmas DaySaturday, December 25, 2021
Day of GoodwillSunday, December 26, 2021
Day of GoodwillMonday, December 27, 2021

Tip: How to use the public holidays to your advantage:

  • When a public holiday is set on a friday, take the monday off and enjoy an extended week-end (or viceversa).
  • If a public holiday is set in the middle of the week, take the remaining days off, and benefit of a small vacation by using fewer paid leave days.
  • When two public holidays are very close together, take off the days between them for a little recreation time.
Iulia S.
Iulia S.
I am an active social media user that finds new things to learn every day. The internet feels like home to me. My mind is always analyzing something, and what I enjoy doing the most is using everything I know to help others.

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