South Africa is one of the nations in the world with the highest number of annual public holidays, and this year, we will celebrate 13 days off.
According to the Public Holidays Act, Monday, August 10 will become an additional public holiday. This will be an extra day to celebrate National Women’s Day on August 9.
Workers will be able to take advantage of long weekends in 2020 as well, as Freedom Day -which is April 27 – falls on a Monday, while Worker’s Day – on May 1 – falls on a Friday.
According to a governmental calendar, 2020’s public holidays are as follows:
January 1 – New Year’s Day
March 21 – Human Rights Day
April 10 – Good Friday
April 13 – Family Day
April 27 – Freedom Day
May 1 – Worker’s Day
June 16 – Youth Day
August 9 – National Women’s Day
August 10 – Public Holiday
September 24 – Heritage Day
December 16 – Day of Reconciliation
December 25 – Christmas
December 26 – Day of Goodwill
The dates for Good Friday and Easter Sunday vary each year, as they are determined according to the ecclesiastical moon, but usually fall between late March and late April.