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South Africa (Western Cape) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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South Africa (Western Cape) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Family Day*Monday April 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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first mid-term (end)Tuesday April 10, 2018School holidays 
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Freedom Day*Friday April 27, 2018National Day 
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Optional bridge dayMonday April 30, 2018Secular holiday 
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Labour Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Family Day -
Monday April 2, 2018

Secular holiday : It was typical in South Africa to take a day off of work after Easter. This day, which is also known as Easter Monday, was renamed as Family Day in 1995. This extra day off for the holiday was meant to give families more quality family time together and to allow them to go on vacations with friends and family.


First mid-term (end) -
Tuesday April 10, 2018

School holidays :


Freedom Day -
Friday April 27, 2018

Secular holiday : Commemorates the first post-apartheid elections, where South Africans of all races were freely allowed to determine the future of their newfound democracy. Held in 1994, they saw Nelson Mandela elected as President. 2019 date not confirmed


Optional bridge day -
Monday April 30, 2018

Secular holiday :


Labour Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .