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South Africa Public Holidays 2025

See also: 2025 public holidays in Africa, Botswana, EMEA, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, SADC, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and worldwide.

This page contains the list of South Africa 2025 official public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, non-working national holidays, and sectorial holidays. The public holidays listing on this page is also accessible via our free Android and iPhone/iPad mobile apps. The full qppstudio worldwide public holidays database for 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and beyond, is available immediately, with a professional license.

The list of South Africa official public holidays in 2025 is:


Date Weekday Public Holiday
Jan Wednesday New Year's Day
Mar Friday Human Rights Day
Apr Friday Good Friday
Apr Monday Family Day / Easter Monday
Apr Sunday Freedom Day
Apr Monday Public Holiday
May Thursday Workers' Day
June Monday Youth Day
Aug Saturday National Women’s Day
Sep Wednesday Heritage Day
Dec Tuesday Day of Reconciliation
Dec Thursday Christmas Day
Dec Friday Day of Goodwill

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Recent South Africa Public Holidays News and Updates


Below is a list of recent news and updates related to South Africa public holidays, national holidays, government holidays and bank holidays (note that this newsfeed is delayed by 30 days).

Global Holidays Observed in South Africa


Below is the list of global holidays observed as non-working public holidays in South Africa, with the dates of these global holidays for the next 10 years (2021-2031).

South Africa Background Information and Links