Besides celebrating the cultural unity of your country, public holidays are an ideal time to relax and to spend time with your family and take short breaks over and above your annual leave.

The meaning and description of South African holidays is embedded in The Bill of Rights, which is contained in the National Constitution and is the cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. Flowing from the Constitution, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) was established, aiming to promote respect, protection, development and attainment of human rights for all people living in South Africa, and to monitor and assess the observance of these rights.

The majority of public holidays in South Africa promote Cultural Unity among the people, because of sharing the holidays at the same time and by the same name.

Another advantage of public holidays is they provide an opportunity to keep in touch with close family and friends. They also give you time to follow your Hobbies & Passion, so that you are relieved of your stress and enjoy it unconditionally.

In South Africa, we have 12 public holidays for 2020. In 2020, The United Kingdom and United States of America both have 8 Public Holidays. Listed below are the top four countries with the greatest number of public holidays;

1 28 Cambodia
2 25 Sri Lanka
3 21 India, Kazakhstan
4 18 Colombia, Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago

In today’s world of immense pressure and stress, public holidays are a way for people to take a break from the monotony of everyday life and celebrate things worth living for.