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South Africa (Western Cape) - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070


Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for South Africa (Western Cape)

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Human Rights Day*Tuesday March 21, 2017Secular holiday 
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Cape Town International Jazz Festival**Thursday March 23, 2017Events, celebrations... 
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first mid-term (beginning)Tuesday March 28, 2017School holidays 
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Good Friday*Thursday March 30, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Saturday April 1, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Family Day*Sunday April 2, 2017Secular holiday 
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first mid-term (end)Monday April 10, 2017School holidays 
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Freedom Day*Thursday April 27, 2017National Day 
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Optional bridge daySunday April 30, 2017Secular holiday 
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Human Rights Day -
Thursday March 21, 2019

Secular holiday : On this day in 1960 the police killed 69 people at Sharpeville who were participating in a protest against the pass laws. Many were shot in the back. The carnage made world headlines. Four days later the government banned black political organizations, many leaders were arrested or went into exile. During the Apartheid era there were human rights abuses by all sides; Human Rights Day is but one step to ensure that the people of South Africa are aware of their human rights and to ensure that such abuses never again occur. []

Cape Town International Jazz Festival -
Friday March 23, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 days - in Capetown We carry confirmed dates till Dec 2018
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First mid-term (beginning) -
Wednesday March 28, 2018

School holidays :

Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

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 :