South Africa Public holidays
Public holidays ( Has 12) as determined by the Public Holidays Act(Act No 36 of 1994) [PDF]. The Act determines whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday.
Public holidays in South Africa
9 August [National Women's Day] This day commemorates 9 August 1956 when women participated in a national march to petition against pass laws (legislation that required African persons to carry a document on them to 'prove' that they were allowed to enter a 'white area').
2017 1 January New Year's Day
21 March Human Rights Day
3 April* Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
6 April * Family Day (Monday after Easter Sunday)
27 April Freedom Day
1 May Workers' Day
16 June Youth Day
9 August National Women's Day
10 August** Public holiday
24 September Heritage Day
16 December Day of Reconciliation
25 December Christmas Day 26 December Day of Goodwill
* The dates on which Good Friday and Easter Sunday fall are determined according to the ecclesiastical moon. That varies each year but they fall at some point between late March and late April. n**The Public Holidays Act Act determines whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday. *** Tuesday, 27 December 2011 has not been declared a public holiday. The Public Holidays Act does not make provision for the public holiday to be moved on in the event of the Monday already being a public holiday.