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Day of Goodwill – December 26, 2023

Every year, the Day of Goodwill is celebrated on December 26 in South Africa. This day is observed after Christmas. It is a public holiday throughout the country. On this day, people enjoy a day at the beach and savour long lunches. Also, they spend some leisure time outdoors with friends and family.


On this day, the citizens of South Africa recover from the Christmas festivities and treat people to a day of fun, food, and sunshine. It was originally celebrated as Boxing Day. In 1994, it was changed to Day of Goodwill as a sign of severance from the region’s colonial past.

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What is Boxing Day called in South Africa?

Boxing Day is officially called the Day of Goodwill in South Africa.

Is Boxing Day a public holiday in South Africa?

Yes, it is a public holiday.


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