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South Africa (Northern 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 next 3 months

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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Tuesday february 27, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday march 21, 2024Human Rights DaySecular holiday
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    Monday march 25, 2024First mid-term (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Family DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday april 6, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday april 8, 2024First mid-term (end)School holidays
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    Saturday april 27, 2024Freedom DayNational Day
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday may 9, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday may 29, 2024Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 31, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Youth DaySecular holiday
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    Monday june 17, 2024Youth Day (forwarded to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Monday june 24, 2024Second mid-term (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday august 9, 2024National Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday august 14, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday february 27, 2024
    Secular holiday : Majuba Day: Celebrates the end of the First Boer War. All set up for a sequel in May in Orania only

    Human Rights Day

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    Thursday march 21, 2024
    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. [http://africanhistory.about.com]

    First mid-term (beginning)

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    Monday march 25, 2024
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    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    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.

    Family Day

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    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.

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday april 6, 2024
    Secular holiday : Founder’s Day: A day to commemorate Jan van Riebeeck. Can’t see it catching on outside of Orania. in Orania only

    First mid-term (end)

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    Monday april 8, 2024
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    Freedom Day

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    Saturday april 27, 2024
    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.

    Labour Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    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 .

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    Secular holiday : Ascension Day in Orania only

    Public holiday

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    Wednesday may 29, 2024
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    Regional holiday

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    Friday may 31, 2024
    Secular holiday : Bitter Enders’ Day: No, not for the people who stuck with the last few episodes of Game of Thrones. This pays tribute to the end of the Second Boer War in Orania only

    Youth Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    Secular holiday : In 1975 protests started in African schools after a directive from the then Bantu Education Department that Afrikaans had to be used on an equal basis with English as a language of instruction in secondary schools. The issue, however, was not so much the Afrikaans as the whole system of Bantu education which was characterised by separate schools and universities, poor facilities, overcrowded classrooms and inadequately trained teachers. On 16 June 1976 more than 20 000 pupils from Soweto began a protest march. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday Previously known as Soweto Day.

    Youth Day (forwarded to Monday)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
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    Second mid-term (beginning)

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    Monday june 24, 2024
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    National Womens' Day

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    Friday august 9, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates 9 August 1956 when women participated in a national march to petition against pass laws (legislation that required African persons to carry a document on them to ‘prove’ that they were allowed to enter a ‘white area’

    Regional holiday

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    Wednesday august 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : Linguistics Day: Dedicated to the heritage and culture of the Afrikaans language. in Orania only