South African Public and School Holidays

When are the public and school holidays in 2021?

South Africa has 12 public holidays as determined by the Public Holidays Act. The Act determines that whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following it shall be a public holiday.

Public Holidays

Date Day Holiday
1 Jan 2021 Fri New Year's Day
21 Mar 2021 Sun Human Rights Day
2 Apr 2021 Fri Good Friday
5 Apr 2021 Mon Family Day
27 Apr 2021 Tue Freedom Day
1 May 2021 Sat Workers' Day
16 Jun 2021 Wed Youth Day
9 Aug 2021 Mon National Women's Day
24 Sep 2021 Fri Heritage Day
16 Dec 2021 Thu Day of Reconciliation
25 Dec 2021 Sat Christmas Day
26 Dec 2021 Sun Day of Goodwill

School Holidays