The Day of Goodwill (Public Holiday)

Relax with the family or spend the day on the beach in Cape Town on this South African Public Holiday


Better known to most as Boxing Day – The Day of Goodwill (December 26) is the official South African public holiday that falls on the day after Christmas each year. Renamed by the South African Government in 1994 to sever ties to a colonial past, the holiday was initially created in honour of the time when people in the UK spent their day ‘boxing up’ their lovely Christmas gifts.

An extension of Christmas – or for most Saffers, a day to recover from the indulgence of Christmas – the Day of Goodwill is best celebrated with family and friends at the beach, next to a braai, or simply by practising goodwill unto others and sharing in the South African summer festivities.

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SOUTH AFRICA
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JANUARY

1 JAN

New Year's Day

MARCH

21 MAR

Human Rights Day

25 MAR

Good Friday

27 MAR

Family Day (Easter Sunday)

APRIL

27 APR

Freedom Day

MAY

1 MAY

Worker’s Day

JUNE

16 JUN

Youth Day

AUGUST

9 AUG

National Women's Day

SEPTEMBER

24 SEP

Heritage Day

DECEMBER

16 DEC

Day of Reconciliation

25 DEC

Christmas Day

26 DEC

Day of Goodwill

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