SOUTH AFRICAN HOLIDAYS

(National Holidays are marked with an N)

 
N Human Rights Day (The aim is to promote respect for human rights, promote the protection, development and attainment of human rights, and to monitor and assess the observance of human rights in SA). 21 March
N Freedom Day (Commemoration of the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27 April 1994. )

27 April
N Workers Day (An International holiday to celebrate the contribution made by workers to society) 1 May
N Youth Day (A day to remember the youth and their contribution to the struggle for equality) 16 June
N National Womens Day (To celbrate the role of women in the struggle and work towards women's liberation and their release from oppression) 9 August
N Heritage day (Celebration of diverse cultures and appreciation of cultural differences between various peoples) 24 September
N Day of Reconciliation (December 16, represents on the one hand, a White symbol, of the disposession of land from Black South Africans, and for the Blacks it represents, the taking back of that land through the armed struggle) 16 December
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   
   
   
   
     

     

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