Nationwide Events in South Africa and South Africa's Public Holidays

South Africa Annual Events & Festivals

Public Holidays and Nationwide Events in South Africa

Nationwide Events in South Africa and South Africa's Public Holidays - South Africans love public holidays; we celebrate our constitution, landmarks in our political history and even a few cultural pastimes (like National Braai Day ... yes, we take a whole day off work to celebrate our braai / BBQ culture). See the list below of the public holidays in South Africa as well as nationwide events, which could affect your travel plans. Most tourist attractions, banks and other government services are closed on public holidays, but most grocery stores and shops do open (though some for limited hours).

We also suggest you check our regional events section to see if any festivals or events are taking place at destinations you are intending to visit (see: search events by town / suburb name), as large festivals may hamper your travel plans (roads may be closed, etc) or improve them (why not join the festivities, rather than sitting in traffic?).

event starts: 21 April 2014
April
Family Day

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 27 April 2014
April
Freedom Day

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 28 April 2014
April
Public Holiday after Freedom Day

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 01 May 2014
May
Workers Day

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 16 June 2014
June
Youth Day (Public Holiday)

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 18 July 2014
July
Mandela Day

Location: South Africa , Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 09 August 2014
August
National Women's Day

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 24 September 2014
September
National Braai Day

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 24 September 2014
September
Heritage Day

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 23 November 2014
November
TBC
Birding Big Day

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 16 December 2014
December
Day of Reconciliation

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 25 December 2014
December
Christmas Day

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 26 December 2014
December
Day of Goodwill

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 01 January 2015
January
New Year's Day

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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event starts: 17 March 2015
March
TBC
SA Library Week

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 8 days

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event starts: 21 March 2015
March
Human Rights Day

Location: South Africa, Nationwide
Duration: 1 day

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