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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!
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.
2018 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SOUTH AFRICA
|1 Jan||New Year's Day||Check out more events happening in January|
|21 Mar||Human Rights Day|
|30 Mar||Good Friday||Check out more events happening in March|
|2 Apr||Family Day|
|27 Apr||Freedom Day||Check out more events happening in April|
|1 May||Workers' Day||Check out more events happening in May|
|16 Jun||Youth Day||Check out more events happening in June|
|9 Aug||National Women's Day||Check out more events happening in August|
|24 Sept||Heritage Day||Check out more events happening in September|
|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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