Public holidays in South Africa

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2016 2017
New Year’s Day 1 January 1 January
Human Rights Day 21 March 21 March
Good Friday 25 March 14 April
Easter Monday 28 March 17 April
Freedom Day 27 April 27 April
Worker’s Day 1 May 1 May
Youth Day 16 June 16 June
Women’s Day 9 August 9 August
Heritage Day 24 September 24 September
Day of Reconciliation 16 December 16 December
Christmas Day 25 December 25 December
Day of Goodwill (Boxing Day) 26 December 26 December
*When a public holiday in South Africa falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is a public holiday.

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