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South Africa (Gauteng) : 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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Monday May 2, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Thursday June 16, 2022Youth DaySecular holiday
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Friday June 17, 2022School holidaySchool holidays
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Friday June 24, 2022Second mid-term (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday July 19, 2022Second mid-term (end)School holidays
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Monday August 8, 2022School holidaySchool holidays
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Tuesday August 9, 2022National Womens' DaySecular holiday
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Saturday September 24, 2022Heritage DaySecular holiday
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Friday September 30, 2022Third mid-term (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday October 11, 2022Third mid-term (end)School holidays
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Monday October 24, 2022Optional holidaySchool holidays
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Labour Day

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Monday May 2, 2022
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

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Thursday June 16, 2022
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.

School holiday

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Friday June 17, 2022
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Second mid-term (beginning)

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Friday June 24, 2022
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Second mid-term (end)

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Tuesday July 19, 2022
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School holiday

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Monday August 8, 2022
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National Womens' Day

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Tuesday August 9, 2022
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’

Heritage Day

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Saturday September 24, 2022
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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Friday September 30, 2022
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Third mid-term (end)

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Tuesday October 11, 2022
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Optional holiday

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Monday October 24, 2022
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.