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Once the wedding date has been chosen, the wedding planning can begin. But, choosing a date can be one of the most important choices a bridal couple has to make as there are so many factors to take into account. When choosing the date of your wedding, the bridal couples needs to take certain dates and times of the year into account that may affect the attendee rate.

Public Holidays

As with any country, South Africa, has a number of public holidays and school holidays that take place during the year. When you think you have chosen a wedding date, make sure to keep a calendar near to double check your choice of date against it.

Here are some of South Africa’s public holidays to keep in mind when choosing your wedding date:

  • 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • 1 January – Public Holiday
  • 21 March – Human Rights Day
  • 3 April – Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
  • 5 April – Easter Sunday
  • 6 April – Family Day (Monday after Easter Sunday)
  • 27 April – Freedom Day
  • 1 May – Workers Day
  • 16 June – Youth Day
  • 9 August – National Woman’s Day
  • 10 August – National Woman’s Day observed
  • 24 September – Heritage Day
  • 16 December – Day of Reconciliation
  • 17 December – Public Holiday
  • 25 December – Christmas Day
  • 26 December – Day of Goodwill

Special Occasions and Other Celebrated Days

  • 21 January – National Hugging Day
  • 23 January – Chinese New Year
  • 14 February – Valentines Day
  • 17 March – St Patrick’s Day
  • 22 March – World Water Day
  • 26 March – Earth Hour
  • 22 April – Earth Day
  • 24 April – International Arbor Day
  • 13 May – Mother’s Day
  • 17 June – Father’s Day
  • 18 July – Madiba’s Birthday
  • 1 September – National Arbor week begins
  • 7 September – Casual Day
  • 5 September – Secretary Day
  • 16 October – Bosses Day
  • 31 October – Halloween
  • 5 November – Guy Fawkes Day
  • 22 November – Thanksgiving Day
  • 9 September – Grandparents Day
  • 1 December – World Aids Day

Other Occasions

Other occasions worth keeping in mind that shouldn’t affect your choice of date are your friends and families wedding anniversaries and birthdays.

Some couples and families choose to go away for their anniversaries and / or birthdays, so if there is someone in particular you definitely want at your wedding – just make sure they haven’t made any plans for your chosen date.

Final thought…

Enjoying choosing a date for your wedding…it’s the real start to the planning process. Don’t let others influence you and at the end of the day – it’s your wedding, so choose the date that works for you!

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