Firstly the national day of South Africa is on the 27th of April and is called Freedom Day. Secondly Freedom Day in South Africa as a national day is a public holiday as is celebrated annually on the 27th April. The national day of South Africa is to celebrate freedom as well as commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994. Finally below is also the public holidays celebrated in South Africa.
National Day of South Africa
Firstly we can all recall the first democratic elections in South Africa held annually on the 27th April 1994. This marked the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa, which had lasted for over four decades. Finally the elections were historic as they were the first in which all citizens of South Africa, regardless of race, were allowed to vote. Likewise this marked a significant step towards a more equal and just society for all South Africans.
Likewise see the National Day of Angola as well as the National Day of Namibia and the National Day of Botswana.
Public Holidays in South Africa
Firstly there are 12 public holidays in South Africa. These are:
- New Year’s Day – 1 January
- Human Rights Day – 21 March
- Good Friday – varies each year (usually falls in March or April)
- Family Day (Easter Monday) – varies each year (usually falls in March or April)
- Freedom Day – 27 April
- Workers’ Day – 1 May
- Youth Day – 16 June
- National Women’s Day – 9 August
- Heritage Day – 24 September
- Day of Reconciliation – 16 December
- Christmas Day – 25 December
- Day of Goodwill (Boxing Day) – 26 December
Likewise Note: If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a public holiday.