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 Day||Friday, January 01, 2021|
|Human Rights Day||Sunday, March 21, 2021|
|Human Rights Day||Monday, March 22, 2021|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 02, 2021|
|Family Day||Monday, April 05, 2021|
|Freedom Day||Tuesday, April 27, 2021|
|Workers’ Day||Saturday, May 01, 2021|
|Youth Day||Wednesday, June 16, 2021|
|National Women’s Day||Monday, August 09, 2021|
|Heritage Day||Friday, September 24, 2021|
|Day of Reconciliation||Thursday, December 16, 2021|
|Christmas Day||Saturday, December 25, 2021|
|Day of Goodwill||Sunday, December 26, 2021|
|Day of Goodwill||Monday, 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.