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South Africa (Limpopo) : 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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday January 12, 2022Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Thursday March 17, 2022First mid-term (beginning)School holidays
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Monday March 21, 2022Human Rights DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday April 5, 2022First mid-term (end)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Family DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday April 27, 2022Freedom DayNational Day
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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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Saturday June 18, 2022Big Five MarathonSports events
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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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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celbrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Beginning of school year

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Wednesday January 12, 2022
School holidays : Https://www.kwathabeng.co.za
Dates are different in coastal states
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official calendar
35% of black Africans, 32% of coloureds, 61% of Indians/Asians and 76% of white citizens have completed high school
number of instructional days per year in lower secondary education: 200 days
Teaching languages: English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
schools may remain open on Saturday
school uniforms required
University of Cape Town ranking: Times Higher Education #148/QS ranking #191/Shanghai #201-300
University of the Witwatersrand ranking: Times Higher Education #182/QS ranking #364/Shanghai #201-300
University of KwaZulu-Natal ranking: Times Higher Education #501-600/QS ranking #751-450/Shanghai #401-500

Dates confirmed till Jan 2024

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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First mid-term (beginning)

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Thursday March 17, 2022
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Human Rights Day

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Monday March 21, 2022
Secular holiday : On this day in 1960 the police killed 69 people at Sharpeville who were participating in a protest against the pass laws. Many were shot in the back. The carnage made world headlines. Four days later the government banned black political organizations, many leaders were arrested or went into exile. During the Apartheid era there were human rights abuses by all sides; Human Rights Day is but one step to ensure that the people of South Africa are aware of their human rights and to ensure that such abuses never again occur. [http://africanhistory.about.com]

First mid-term (end)

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Tuesday April 5, 2022
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Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Family Day

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Monday April 18, 2022
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.

Freedom Day

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Wednesday April 27, 2022
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.

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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Big Five Marathon

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Saturday June 18, 2022
Sports events : Www.big-five-marathon.com/ in the Entabeni Game Reserve 2022 edition confirmed

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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