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South Africa (Northern Cape) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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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 current 2 months



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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Family Day*Monday April 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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first mid-term (end)Tuesday April 10, 2018School holidays 
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Freedom Day*Friday April 27, 2018National Day 
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Optional bridge dayMonday April 30, 2018Secular holiday 
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Labour Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Youth Day**Saturday June 16, 2018Secular holiday 
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second mid-term (beginning)Friday June 22, 2018School holidays 
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second mid-term (end)Tuesday July 17, 2018School holidays 
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National Womens' Day*Thursday August 9, 2018Secular holiday 
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Optional bridge dayFriday August 10, 2018Secular holiday 
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school holidayFriday August 10, 2018School holidays 
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Heritage Day**Monday September 24, 2018Secular holiday 
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third mid-term (beginning)Friday September 28, 2018School holidays 
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third mid-term (beginning)Tuesday October 9, 2018School holidays 
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Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Family Day -
Monday April 2, 2018

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.


First mid-term (end) -
Tuesday April 10, 2018

School holidays :


Freedom Day -
Friday April 27, 2018

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. 2019 date not confirmed


Optional bridge day -
Monday April 30, 2018

Secular holiday :


Labour Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

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 .


Youth Day -
Saturday June 16, 2018

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.


Second mid-term (beginning) -
Friday June 22, 2018

School holidays :


Second mid-term (end) -
Tuesday July 17, 2018

School holidays :


National Womens' Day -
Thursday August 9, 2018

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’


Optional bridge day -
Friday August 10, 2018

Secular holiday :


School holiday -
Friday August 10, 2018

School holidays :


Heritage Day -
Monday September 24, 2018

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) -
Friday September 28, 2018

School holidays :


Third mid-term (beginning) -
Tuesday October 9, 2018

School holidays :