Vacances de première période (fin) -
Mardi 2 Avril 2019
vacances scolaires :
Vendredi Saint -
Vendredi 19 Avril 2019
Catholique ou protestante : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.
Dimanche 21 Avril 2019
Catholique ou protestante : Not a paid holiday
Journée de la Famille -
Lundi 22 Avril 2019
Jour férié laïc : It was typical in South Africa to take a day off of work after Easter. This day, which is also known as Easter Monday, was renamed as Family Day in 1995. This extra day off for the holiday was meant to give families more quality family time together and to allow them to go on vacations with friends and family.
Jour de la Liberté -
Samedi 27 Avril 2019
Jour férié laïc : Les premières élections libres post-apartheid ont eu lieu en 1994. Les Sud-Africains de toutes races ont été autorisés à déterminer l'avenir de leur démocratie. Nelson Mandela a été élu Président. 2019 date not confirmed