Holidays & Observances in South Africa
South Africa is a country in the southern tip of the continent of Africa. Like most other African countries it has seen plenty of ethnic violence, mostly between descendants of white Europeans and black indigenous people. But it has recovered quickly to become one of the most peaceful and economically prosperous countries in Africa. Now the many indigenous cultural groups coexist with Europeans and Indians all across the country. The diversity of South Africa means that languages and traditions vary between the different groups. Christianity is the most common religion, so Christian holidays are widely celebrated, but they are not necessarily celebrated the same way by each group.
|Holiday Date||Country Holiday||Common Observance||Observance Type||Religion/Belief|
|Christmas Eve||Christmas||Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed||Christianity|
|Christmas||Christmas||Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed||Christianity|
|Good Friday||Good Friday||Religious/Beliefs||Christianity|
|Easter||Easter||Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed||Christianity|
|Easter Monday||Easter Monday||Religious/Beliefs||Christianity|