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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 next 3 months

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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday may 29, 2024Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday may 29, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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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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    Thursday july 18, 2024Mandela DaySpecial Events
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    Friday august 9, 2024National Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday september 1, 2024Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday september 24, 2024Heritage DaySecular holiday
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    Monday september 30, 2024Third mid-term (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday october 3, 2024Rosh Hashanahcards/flowers
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    Sunday october 13, 2024Yom Kippurcards/flowers
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    Monday october 14, 2024Third mid-term (end)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024Deepavali/Dipabalicards/flowers
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    Tuesday november 5, 2024Guy Fawkes NightEvents, celebrations...
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    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 .

    Mother's Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
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    Public holiday

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    Wednesday may 29, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Parliamentary election

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    Wednesday may 29, 2024
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    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
    Secular holiday :

    Second mid-term (beginning)

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    Monday june 24, 2024
    School holidays :

    Mandela Day

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    Thursday july 18, 2024
    Special Events : In tribute to former president Nelson Mandela. Madiba was politically active for 67 years and on Mandela Day people are called upon to spend at least 67 minutes doing something useful within their communities. From 2009 onwards.

    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’

    Arbor Day

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    Sunday september 1, 2024
    Culture : Lasts one week

    Heritage Day

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    Tuesday september 24, 2024
    Secular holiday : All that the people of South Africa inherit: the sum total of wild life and scenic parks, sites of scientific or historical importance, national monuments, historic buildings, works of art, literature and music, oral traditions and museum collections together with their documentation. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Third mid-term (beginning)

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    Monday september 30, 2024
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    Rosh Hashanah

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    Thursday october 3, 2024
    cards/flowers : Jewish New Year

    Yom Kippur

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    Sunday october 13, 2024
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    Third mid-term (end)

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    Monday october 14, 2024
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    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    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.

    Guy Fawkes Night

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    Tuesday november 5, 2024
    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.