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South Africa (Western 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 next 3 months

  • Currency: Rand (ZAR)
  • Internet extension: .za - Telephone code: +27 - International dialing code: 09 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday may 29, 2024Public holidaySecular holiday
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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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    Friday august 9, 2024National Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday september 1, 2024World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical SciencesTradeshows
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    Wednesday september 18, 2024Africa Aerospace & DefenceTradeshows
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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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    Monday october 14, 2024Third mid-term (end)School holidays
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    Friday october 25, 2024Cape Town International Boat Show (CTIBS)Tradeshows
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    Friday november 1, 2024Optional holidaySchool holidays
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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 .

    Public holiday

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    Wednesday may 29, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    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
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    Second mid-term (beginning)

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    Monday june 24, 2024
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    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’

    World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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    Sunday september 1, 2024
    Tradeshows : Https://capetown2024.fip.org/ lasts 4 days -- in Capetown 2024 edition confirmed

    Africa Aerospace & Defence

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    Wednesday september 18, 2024
    Tradeshows : Http://www.aadexpo.co.za/ lasts 5 days - in Capetown 2024 edition confirmed

    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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    Third mid-term (end)

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    Monday october 14, 2024
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    Cape Town International Boat Show (CTIBS)

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    Friday october 25, 2024
    Tradeshows : Www.boatshow.co.za lasts 3 days - in Capetown 2024 edition confirmed

    Optional holiday

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    School holidays : Diwali
    all school principals and governing bodies apply to the Department of Education for authority to have schools closed for this religious observance.