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Is Easter a Public Holiday in South Africa?

Easter Holiday in South Africa


Is Easter Sunday a public holiday in SA?

The definition of public holiday under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 (SA) does not include a Sunday. There are however certain trading restrictions applicable to Easter Sunday and when 25 December, 26 December and 1 January fall on a Saturday or Sunday in any year.

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Is Easter Saturday a public holiday in South Africa?

Even though Holy Saturday falls on Saturday, April 16, 2022, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in South Africa. Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus (sculpture of him pictured above) lay in his tomb after he died.


How many public holidays are there in SA 2022?

South Africa has 12 public holidays as determined by the Public Holidays Act (Act No 36 of 1994). The Act determines whenever any public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following on it shall be a public holiday.

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Is Easter a public holiday everywhere?

Easter is one of the most widely celebrated holiday seasons across Australia. In all states and territories, Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays that create a 4-day long weekend.


Can an employer force you to work on public holidays?

No. Unless in some situations.

  • An employer may not require an employee to work on a public holiday except in accordance with an agreement.
  • Or an Addition of the amount earned by the employee for the time worked on that day to the normal wage or salary.
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