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South Africa : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

South Africa : 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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Parliament recess (end)Monday October 9, 2017Special Events 
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Deepavali/Dipabali**Thursday October 19, 2017cards/flowers 
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Guy Fawkes Night*Sunday November 5, 2017Culture 
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Parliament recess (end) -
Monday October 9, 2017

Special Events :


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Thursday October 19, 2017

cards/flowers : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days. NOT a public holiday


Guy Fawkes Night -
Sunday November 5, 2017

Culture : Also known as Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night, Bommy Night: celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of the 5th of November, 1605 in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, were alleged to be attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London.