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South Africa Public Holidays 2026

This page contains a national calendar of all 2026 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThuNew Year's Day
21 MarSatHuman Rights Day
3 AprFriGood Friday
6 AprMonFamily Day
27 AprMonFreedom Day
1 MayFriWorkers' Day
16 JunTueYouth Day
9 AugSunNational Women's Day
10 AugMonNational Women's Day Holiday
24 SepThuHeritage Day
16 DecWedDay of Reconciliation
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatDay of Goodwill
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