Public Holidays

On public holidays most of South Africa carries on as normal although banks and some large businesses may close.

January 1 - New Year's Day

March 21 - Human Rights Day

April 27 - Freedom Day

May 1 - Workers' Day

June 16 - Youth Day

August 9 - Women's Day

September 24 - Heritage Day

December 16 - Reconciliation Day

December 25 - Christmas Day

December 26 - Day of Goodwill