Essay On Public Holidays

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Public holidays in South Africa Question 1 DAY DATE HOLIDAY Friday January 01 New year’s day Monday March 21 Human rights day Friday March 25 Good Friday Monday March 28 Family Day Wednesday April 27 Freedom Day Sunday May 01 Labour day Monday May 02 Public holiday Thursday June 16 Youth day Tuesday August 09 National woman’s day Saturday September 24 Heritage day Friday December 16 Day of reconciliation Sunday December 25 Christmas day Monday December 26 Day of good will Question 2 – Good Friday Mar 21, 2008 - Easter is one of the festivals which tries to harmonise the solar and lunar calendars. As a general rule, Easter falls on the first Sunday, following the first full moon after 21 March. It's not about it being a Friday. Easter falls on the first Sunday subsequent to the first full moon after the vernal equinox (March 21). It can occur as early as March 22 and as late as April 25. (If the full moon after the equinox falls on Sunday, Easter follows a week later.) Originally Easter was…show more content…
We use September as this was the month when our first democratically-elected government decided we need to celebrate our heritage. 3.2 The 24 of September is included as a public holiday because on this day, South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people. The day is one of our newly created public holidays and its significance rests in recognising aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and difficult to pin down: creative expression, our historical inheritance, language, the food we eat as well as the land in which we live. Question 4 – Woman’s

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