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New Years Day

When is New Years's Day? New Year's Day is 1st January, the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar, and falls exactly one week after the Christmas Day of the previous year. New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel. This [...]

By |January 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Day Of Goodwill / Boxing Day

When is Boxing Day? Boxing Day is a public holiday celebrated on 26th December in several countries as part of the Christmas holidays. Typically it will be moved and celebrated on the next weekday if 26 December is a Saturday or Sunday. If Christmas Day falls on a weekend, Boxing Day may be observed on [...]

By |December 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Christmas

Christmas Day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date of which according to tradition took place on 25th December 1 BC. 25 December will be a public holiday in most countries around the world. If 25 December falls on a weekend, then a nearby week day may be taken as a holiday in lieu. History [...]

By |December 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Day of Reconciliation

When is the Day of Reconciliation? The Day of Reconciliation is a public holiday in South Africa, held annually on 16 December. The intention is to foster reconciliation between different racial groups. The holiday came into effect in 1994 after the end of Apartheid. History of the holiday Under the rule of apartheid, 16 December [...]

By |December 16th, 2017|0 Comments

South African Heritage Day

Heritage Day is a public holiday in South Africa that is always celebrated on 24 September. If Heritage Day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a public holiday. The intention of Heritage Day is for all South Africans to celebrate their heritage, the diversity of their beliefs and traditions and remember [...]

By |September 24th, 2017|0 Comments