Nuevo Año -
Miércoles 1 Enero, 2020
Feriado seculare : The world's most widely celbrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Tour of South Africa -
Miércoles 5 Febrero, 2020
Eventos deportivos : Cycling race
Día de San Valentín -
Viernes 14 Febrero, 2020
Tarjetas/Flores : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February
Día de los Derechos Humanos -
Sabado 21 Marzo, 2020
Feriado seculare : On this day in 1960 the police killed 69 people at Sharpeville who were participating in a protest against the pass laws. Many were shot in the back. The carnage made world headlines. Four days later the government banned black political organizations, many leaders were arrested or went into exile. During the Apartheid era there were human rights abuses by all sides; Human Rights Day is but one step to ensure that the people of South Africa are aware of their human rights and to ensure that such abuses never again occur. [http://africanhistory.about.com]
Pescado de abril -
Miércoles 1 Abril, 2020
Tarjetas/Flores : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.
Viernes Santo -
Viernes 10 Abril, 2020
Católica o 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.
Domingo 12 Abril, 2020
Católica o Protestante : Not a paid holiday
Día de la Familia -
Lunes 13 Abril, 2020
Feriado seculare : 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.
Pascua judía -
Miércoles 15 Abril, 2020
Tarjetas/Flores : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday
Día de la Libertad -
Lunes 27 Abril, 2020
Feriado seculare : Las primeras elecciones libres se celebraron en 1994. Los sudafricanos de todas las razas se permitió a determinar el futuro de su democracia. Nelson Mandela fue elegido como Presidente.