Christmas Day (Public Holiday)

‘Tis the season to be jolly, celebrating with family and friends


An international public holiday marking one of the Christian religion’s central events – the birth of Jesus Christ – Christmas Day has become a day where people from all religious and cultural backgrounds come together in the spirit of giving.

While the actual date of Christ’s birth remains up for heated debate, Christians and people all over the world have accepted December 25 as Christmas day, and most still celebrate with a coming together of families at the lunch table, the pulling of crackers and the carving of roasts.

Even though we’re in the hottest hemisphere, many South Africans still uphold the European traditions, including the display of Christmas trees, the exchange of gifts and cards, warm drinks and puddings at the lunch or dinner table and the arrival of Father Christmas or Santa Claus.

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SOUTH AFRICA
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JANUARY

1 January

New Year's Day

MARCH

21 March

Human Rights Day

APRIL

18 April

Good Friday

21 April

Family Day

27 April

Freedom Day

MAY

1 May

Worker’s Day

JUNE

16 June

Youth Day

AUGUST

9 August

National Women's Day

SEPTEMBER

24 September

Heritage Day

DECEMBER

16 December

Day of Reconciliation

25 December

Christmas Day

26 December

Day of Goodwill

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Cape Town Events Calendar
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Live reggae, indie, folk, and punk at Darling Brewery Woodstock

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Steve Newman, Marcia Moon and Dave Starke are playing this weekend

virtual_garden3Discover the McGregor Magic Virtual ...

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africamps7Discover South Africa with these great ...

From the pet-friendly Stanford Hills to a camp located on a large fishing dam in Limpopo

Watershed 2Known favourites and new discoveries at ...

825 square-meters of the best in African art, craft, design, and now beauty

robin_hoodLunch is sorted at Robin Hood Burger ...

Robin Hood in Kloof Street has basket lunch deals every day

The grill father The Grillfather is back with a hearty ...

Enjoy their 2.8kg pure beef patty and backyard braai vibes

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It’s the second formalised spring water collection point built by the City

spring_1Newlands Spring: Cape Town’s ...

Rules are in place to ensure everyone’s safety

Beerhouse beer yogaJoin a beer-centric yoga class with ...

A beginner’s yoga class centred around the joys of drinking beer

DJ Ready DLive stream SA’s top turntablist with ...

Start your weekend off with some easy grooves and party bangers with DJ Ready D

VW_October_promotions4Barons Cape Town VW is open to the ...

Quicker services and courtesy cars for essential workers

Om RevolutionSlow flow mobile yoga with Om Revolution

You don’t have to go to a yoga studio to stay active

Cape Town International Kite Festival 1The sky’s the limit at this annual ...

The kite fest is going virtual for 2020: here’s what you need to know

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Discover a match made in the divine tasting room of this Franschhoek Estate

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Spend the day browsing local stalls and snacking on delicious food

Goodluck bandSunday Fundays at Constantia Nek La ...

Expect happy hour drinks, delicious tapas-style food and live music every Sunday

la_parada_end_of_yearFirst Thursdays at La Parada on Bree

Catch Max Hurrell, DJ Rene The Frenchman and Amigo Santana, plus tapas and ...

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The mini 7de Laan set is complete with fire station, shops and even a farm

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Stalls, prizes, talks, and of course tea will all be on offer

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See Matthew Mole, The Kiffness, Fintry and more live at Café Roux this month

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Fresh baguettes, local cheeses, idyllic views, live music and pet-friendly ...

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