SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS CALENDAR 2014/2015

South Africa has 12 public holidays 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.

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.

Southern African Public Holidays
South African School Holidays

SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS CALENDAR

2014 2015
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January Thursday 1 January
Human Rights Day Friday 21 March Saturday 21 March
Good Friday Friday 18 April Friday 3 April
Family Day Monday 21 April Monday 6 April
Freedom Day Sunday 27 April Monday 27 April
Public Holiday Monday 28 April  
Workers Day Thursday 1 May Friday 1 May
Youth Day Monday 16 June Tuesday 16 June
Women's Day Saturday 9 August Sunday 9 August
Public Holiday Monday 11 August Monday 10 August
Heritage Day Wednesday 24 September Thursday 24 September
Day of Reconciliation Tuesday 16 December Wednesday 16 December
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December Friday 25 December
Day of Goodwill Friday 26 December Saturday 26 December

 

IMPORTANT SOCIAL DAYS

2014 2015
Chinese New Year Friday 31 January Thursday 19 February
St. Valentine's Day Friday 14th February Saturday 14 February
March Equinox Thursday March 20 Friday 20 March
St. Patrick's Day Monday 17th March Tuesday 17 March
Mother's Day Sunday 11th May Sunday 10 May
June Solstice Saturday 21 June Sunday 21 June
Father's Day Sunday 15th June Sunday 21 June
National Secretary's Day Wednesday 3rd September Wednesday 2 September
September Equinox Tuesday 23 September Wednesday 23 September
National Bosses Day Thursday 16th October Friday 16 October
Halloween Friday 31st October Saturday 31 October
Guy Fawkes Wednesday 5th November Wednesday 5th November
Thanksgiving Day Thursday 27th November Thursday 26th November
December Solstice Sunday 21 December Tuesday 22 December

RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS 2014

CHRISTIAN HOLY DAYS CALENDAR 2014
Ash Wednesday Wednesday 5 March
Palm Sunday Sunday 13 April
Holy week (commence) Monday 14 April
Good Friday Friday 18 April
Easter Sunday Sunday 20 April
Ascension Day Monday 21 April
Pentecost Sunday 8 June
Whit Monday Monday 9 June
All Saints Day Saturday 1 November
Christ the King Sunday 23 November
Advent Sunday (commence) Sunday 30 November
Christmas Day Thursday 25 December
JEWISH HOLY DAYS CALENDAR 2014
Please note that all the Holy Days begin at sunset on the previous and end at nightfall
Tu-B'shvat Thursday 16 January
Fast of Esther Thursday 13 March
Purim Sunday 16 March
Pesach (Day 1-8) Tuesday 15 April / Tuesday 22 April
Yom Hazikaron Monday 5 May
Yom Ha'atzmaut Tuesday 6 May
Lag B' Omer Sunday 18 May
Yom Yerushalayim Wednesday 28 May
Shavuot (1st Day) Wednesday 4 June
Shavuot (2nd Day) Thursday 5 June
Fast of Tammuz Tuesday 15 July
Tish B'Av (Fast of 10th of Av) Tuesday 5 August
Rosh Hashanah (1st Day) Thursday 25 September
Rosh Hashanah (2nd Day) Friday 26 September
Fast of Gedalya Sunday 28 September
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Saturday 4 October
Succot (1st Day) Thursday 9 October
Succot (2nd Day) Friday 10 October
Hoshana Rabba Wednesday 15 October
Shmini Atzeret Thursday 16 October
Shimchat Torah Friday 17 October
Chanukkah (1st Day) Wednesday 17 December
Chanukkah (8th Day) Wednesday 24 December
Fast of Tevet Thursday 1 January 2015
ISLAMIC HOLY DAYS CALENDAR 2014
Islamic fasts and festivals are determined by an actual sighting of the appropriate new moon.
Meelaad-un Nabee Mohammed (S.A.W) Monday 13 January
Laylatul Meeraj (eve) Sunday 25 May
Commencement of Ramadaan Saturday 28 June
Eid-Ul-Fitr Monday 28 July
Eid-Ul-Adgha Saturday 4 October
1st Muharram Wednesday 15 October
Day of Aashura Monday 3 November
HINDU HOLY DAYS CALENDAR 2014
Makar Sankranti Tuesday 14 January
Maha Shivaratri Friday 28 February
Ramayana Week (Begins) Monday 31 March
Ramanavami Tuesday 8 April
Krishna Janmashthami Sundau 17 August
Pitr-paksha Tuesday 9 September
Navaratri Thursday 25 September
Deepavali / Diwali Thursday 23 October