African Christian Democratic Party President Reverend Kenneth Meshoe was delivering a Resurrection Sunday sermon at the New Bethesda Church in Chatsworth south of Durban.
Good Friday and Christmas Day could be removed from the South African calendar. This is according to the president of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), the Reverend Kenneth Meshoe.
Meshoe says he has been informed that Christians have too many holidays and they should be reduced.
He’s called on all Christians to unite in challenging this move.
“They want to start the process again. All I am saying, and agree with me for as long as I live, Christmas and Good Friday will remain on the calendar. They don’t care about the matters of God over the weekends. You see so many party leaders they are in churches, churches have become their playground.”
Meanwhile, Meshoe has called for the reintroduction of Bible studies and prayers at schools. He says the move would help to address the high levels of crime and disorder.
During his sermon, Meshoe also reminded worshippers of their democratic right to vote but also advised them to critically think who they vote for.
Here are the current holiday days for 2019:-
Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type
1 Jan Tuesday New Year’s Day Public Holiday
4 Mar Monday Maha Shivaratri Hindu Holiday
20 Mar Wednesday March Equinox Season
21 Mar Thursday Holi Hindu Holiday
21 Mar Thursday Human Rights Day Public Holiday
3 Apr Wednesday Isra and Mi’raj Muslim
19 Apr Friday Good Friday Public Holiday
20 Apr Saturday Holy Saturday Observance
21 Apr Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
22 Apr Monday Family Day Public Holiday
27 Apr Saturday Freedom Day Public Holiday
1 May Wednesday Workers’ Day Public Holiday
8 May Wednesday Election Day Public Holiday
12 May Sunday Mother’s Day Observance
31 May Friday Laylatul Qadr Muslim
(Night of Power)
5 Jun Wednesday Eid ul Fitr Muslim
16 Jun Sunday Father’s Day Observance
16 Jun Sunday Youth Day Public Holiday
17 Jun Monday Youth Day observed Public Holiday
21 Jun Friday June Solstice Season
18 Jul Thursday Nelson Mandela Day Observance
9 Aug Friday National Women’s Day Public Holiday
12 Aug Monday Eid ul Adha Muslim
15 Aug Thursday Raksha Bandhan Hindu Holiday
23 Aug Friday Janmashtami Hindu Holiday
1 Sep Sunday Muharram/ Muslim
Islamic New Year
2 Sep Monday Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu Holiday
23 Sep Monday September Equinox Season
24 Sep Tuesday Heritage Day Public Holiday
29 Sep Sunday Navaratri Hindu Holiday
7 Oct Monday Dussehra Hindu Holiday
10 Nov Sunday Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Muslim
16 Dec Monday Day of Reconciliation Public Holiday
22 Dec Sunday December Solstice Season
24 Dec Tuesday Christmas Eve Observance
25 Dec Wednesday Christmas Day Public Holiday
26 Dec Thursday Day of Goodwill Public Holiday
31 Dec Tuesday New Year’s Eve Observance
This news release does not necessarily reflect the opinion of SA-news.
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