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This is What Easter Sunday and Family Day Are All About

Take the Monday after Easter to simply relax and enjoy the Mother City

Last Updated: 23 March 2018

The Easter weekend concludes on Easter Sunday, which falls on the 1st of April this year. This effectively makes Monday 2 April 2018 a public holiday, we in South Africa know as Family Day.

The day does not necessarily have any religious connotation, though. It just falls in line with the holidays during the Easter time.

Super long weekend anyone?

Now, the Monday following Easter Sunday makes up the tail-end of a languid long weekend which usually falls within the school holidays and marks a time of families spending together.

Relax, unwind and take advantage of the public holiday to explore the Mother City and enjoy Family Day!

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Stuck on what to do with the family this Easter? Why not check out our overview of things to Cape Town this Easter! Otherwise, take a look at our scrumptious Easter recipes: pickled fish and hot cross buns.

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2018 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SOUTH AFRICA
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JANUARY    
1 Jan New Year's Day Check out more events happening in January
MARCH    
21 Mar Human Rights Day  
30 Mar Good Friday  Check out more events happening in March
APRIL    
2 Apr Family Day  
27 Apr Freedom Day Check out more events happening in April
MAY    
1 May Workers' Day Check out more events happening in May
JUNE    
16 Jun Youth Day Check out more events happening in June
AUGUST    
9 Aug National Women's Day Check out more events happening in August
SEPTEMBER    
24 Sept Heritage Day Check out more events happening in September
DECEMBER    
16 Dec Day of Reconciliation  
25 Dec Christmas Day  
26 Dec Day of Goodwill Check out more events happening in December

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