Public Holidays in South Africa 2021 – Everything You Need to Know

Public Holidays in South Africa 2021 – Everything You Need to Know

Holidays are also an essential aspect of our day-to-day life because they give people optimum time to relax and re-energize for the tasks ahead.

So in this guide, we’ll be looking at Public Holidays in South Africa 2021. National holidays are always of national interest and ALL citizens are expected to observe them.

Public Holidays in South Africa 2021.

In 2021, South Africa will have a total of 12 public holidays. So mark the following dates on your calendar as public holidays:

New Year’s DayFri, 1 Jan 2021
Human Rights DayMon, 22 Mar 2021
Good FridayFri, 2 Apr 2021
Family DayMon, 5 Apr 2021
Freedom DayTue, 27 Apr 2021
International Workers’ DaySat, 1 May 2021
Youth Day (in South Africa)Wed, 16 Jun 2021
National Women’s DayMon, 9 Aug 2021
Heritage DayFri, 24 Sep 2021
Day of ReconciliationThu, 16 Dec 2021
Christmas DaySat, 25 Dec 2021
Boxing DayMon, 27 Dec 2021

Other Notable Days in South Africa.

  • Valentine’s/Chocolate Day – Friday, 14th February
  • April Fool’s Day – Thursday, 1st April
  • Mother’s Day – Sunday, 10th May
  • Father’s Day – Sunday, 21st June

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