South Africa Holidays in 2023

Holiday date Holiday name Holiday Type
Sun, January 1 New Year's Day Public Holiday
Mon, January 2 New Year's Day observed Public Holiday
Sat, February 18 Isra and Mi'raj Muslim
Mon, March 20 March Equinox Season
Tue, March 21 Human Rights Day Public Holiday
Fri, April 7 Good Friday Public Holiday
Sat, April 8 Holy Saturday Observance
Sun, April 9 Easter Sunday Observance
Mon, April 10 Family Day Public Holiday
Mon, April 17 Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power) Muslim
Sat, April 22 Eid ul Fitr Muslim
Thu, April 27 Freedom Day Public Holiday
Mon, May 1 Workers' Day Public Holiday
Sun, May 14 Mother's Day Observance
Fri, June 16 Youth Day Public Holiday
Sun, June 18 Father's Day Observance
Wed, June 21 June Solstice Season
Thu, June 29 Eid ul Adha Muslim
Tue, July 18 Nelson Mandela Day Observance
Wed, July 19 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muslim
Wed, August 9 National Women's Day Public Holiday
Wed, August 30 Raksha Bandhan Hindu Holiday
Sat, September 23 September equinox Season
Sun, September 24 Heritage Day Public Holiday
Wed, September 27 Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Muslim
Sat, December 16 Day of Reconciliation Public Holiday
Fri, December 22 December Solstice Season
Sun, December 24 Christmas Eve Observance
Mon, December 25 Christmas Day Public Holiday
Tue, December 26 Day of Goodwill Public Holiday
Sun, December 31 New Year's Eve Observance

Mardi Gras


Palm Sunday


Corpus Christi

Eid al-Adha