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Upcoming Occasions in South Africa 2023!

Upcoming Occasions in South Africa 2023!

Upcoming Occasions:

1 January 2023: New Year's Day

10 September 2023: Grandparents’ Day

14 February 2023: Valentine’s Day

24 September 2023: Heritage Day

5-13 April 2023: Passover

15-17 September 2023: Rosh Hashanah

9 April 2023: Easter Sunday

5 October 2023: Teachers' Day

21 - 22 April 2023:  Eid al-Fitr

16 October 2023: Boss's Day

14 May 2023: Mother’s Day

31 October 2023: Halloween

18 June 2023:  Father's Day

12 - 13 November 2023: Diwali

9 August 2023:  Women's Day

6 - 12 November 2023: Domestic Workers' Week

1 September 2023:  Spring Day

25 December 2023: Christmas Day

6 September 2023:  Secretary's Day

31 December 2023: Corporate Year-end

Keeping track of those special occasions can be hard, so here at NetFlorist, we have put together a list of all the upcoming occasions and holidays.

At NetFlorist, we love helping you send online flowers and gifts to your loved ones; and for this reason, we don’t want you to miss out on any of those important holidays! So if you’re stuck, or asking yourself when is Mother's Day 2023?  When is Eid or Secretary’s Day? We’ve got the answers and the best gifting ideas for someone special!

Looking for an upcoming occasions' gift guide? Visit the NetFlorist blog for a weekly update on gifting hacks and celebration tips!

Upcoming Occasions 2023

New Year's Day is a public holiday that celebrates the start of the new year. The day was originally dedicated the beginning of the calendar year by Julius Caesar, back in 45 B.C. New Year's Day is a public holiday in South Africa and many choose to celebrate the occasion outdoors because of the warm summer weather. It is a popular holiday that is celebrated for up to two days straight! Enter the new year with something special for you and your loved ones. New Year's Eve is on 31 December 2022. So, when is New Year's Day? It's on the 1st of January of course! 

When is Valentine's Day 2023? February 14th is a day celebrated by millions across the world, all in the name of St. Valentine. February has long been the month of love. There are many different legends associated with the patron saint of the special occasion. Although there is still much mystery involved surrounding the martyr, one thing is for sure, St. Valentine celebrated love. Celebrate the love that you have for your friends, partner and family members throughout the course of the year, but go out of your way to do something extra special on 14 February! Visit NetFlorist's range of Valentine's Day gifts for him and for her to place your order. Be sure to do so ahead of time to avoid disappointment!

When is Passover 2023? This year it begins on the 5th of April and ends on the evening of the 13th of AprilPesach or Passover is a special time of year that celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The holiday originated in the Torah. The word Pesach refers to the ancient Passover sacrifice. The holiday is a celebration of freedom! Passover is observed for a total of 7 days in Israel. Family gathers to share a delicious meal that is carefully prepared according to Jewish Law. Festivities follow and gifts are fondly exchanged between loved ones! Our site boasts a wide variety of Halaal food, fragrant flower arrangements, and Passover gifts.     

When is Easter 2023? This year it falls on the 9th of April. This Christian holiday is traditionally celebrated in South Africa over the course of four days. The long weekend starts with Good Friday and ends with Family Day. The occasion is celebrated with the greatest joy! Easter is a time for family, friends and the Easter bunny! Families gather to share a meal on Easter Sunday, and children partake in an Easter-egg hunt organised by the adults. Honour the special occasion by surprising your loved ones with an Easter gift delivery via NetFlorist!

This Mother’s Day make sure she knows that you are grateful for everything she has done for you. When is Mother's Day 2023? This year it falls on the 14th of May! The annual event is celebrated on different dates in the calendar, depending on the country. Spoil your Mom this Mother's Day in the best way possible - with gifts and flowers! Celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds and the overall influence mothers have on society. Every mother is unique and we've kept this in mind when planning our Mother's Day gift range. Our aim, each year, is to cater to a variety of personality types. Rest assured that NetFlorist has the best Mother's Day gifting solutions for you!

For those of us not in the know, Eid is a major Islamic festival celebrated all around the world. When is Eid 2023? This year Eid al-Fitr begins on the 21st of April and ends on the 22nd of April! The Eid festival marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Eid al-Fitr translates to 'festival of breaking the fast'. On the morning of the first day (of three), Muslims dress in traditional clothing and gather for prayer. During Eid celebrations, it is usually a custom to present your loved ones with Eid gifts to share in the happiness of being together. On this special occasion, Muslims also choose to donate to charity.

Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad. Show your Dad how much he means to you this Father's Day by giving him all of his favourite gifts! When is Father's Day 2023? This year it is on the 18th of June. Our Father's Day gift range boasts a medley of Father's Day gift ideas, each perfect in their own right! Scroll through our creative Father's Day presents, all available for either next-day or sameday delivery. NetFlorist makes celebrating Father's Day in South Africa as easy as 1,2,3!

When is Women's Day 2023? Every year, come the 9th of August, we celebrate Women’s Day and this means celebrating all women throughout our nation: our moms, grannies, sisters, girlfriends, wives and daughters! On 9 August 1956, tens of thousands of South African women marched to the Union Buildings, Pretoria. They were striking against proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950. They chanted the phrase, 'Now you have struck a woman, you have struck a rock'. The phrase has come to represent women's courage and strength in South Africa. 

Take time to browse through our exclusive Women's Day range. Here you will find plenty of Women's Day gifts the ladies in your life are sure to appreciate. Honour them with a surprise Women's Day gift delivery

When is Spring Day 2023? Every year, Spring Day falls on the 1st of September. This day is considered to be the beginning of a new season. The days get longer, the weather gets warmer and flowers begin to blossom. To NetFlorist, Spring Day means fresh blooms! The scent of fragrant flowers fills the air and floral print is the pattern of choice. Choose to celebrate the beginning of the season the NetFlorist way; send Spring Day gifts nationwide to your loved ones! Embrace this time of floral celebration. 

When is Grandparents' Day 2023? Grandparents' Day falls on the 10th of September this year. This is a day that we can show our appreciation for all that our grandparents have done for us. After all, they are the people who not only raised our parents (can you imagine) but they also had a hand in raising us! Grandparents share invaluable wisdom, tell stories, pass on family traditions, and ultimately inform their grandchildren's identities. It goes without saying that Grandparents are incredibly important! Express your gratitude in the form of a Grandparents' Day gift. NetFlorist boasts a plethora of Grandparents' Day gift ideas!

When is Rosh Hashanah 2023? This year Rosh Hashanah will take place from the 15th to the 17th of September. Rosh Hashanah is when the creation of Adam and Eve is celebrated over two days in September. The first day of Tishri is marked by the blowing of the shofar (the ram's horn). The occasion marks the ten days of penitence culminating in Yom Kippur. The special occasion signals the beginning of the New Year in the Jewish calendar. The festivities include candle lighting in the evenings, prayer services, and delicious meals and sweet delicacies like apples and honey. Honour this Jewish holiday by sending a Rosh Hashanah gift for delivery!

When is Teachers' Day 2023? Well, NetFlorist loves special days and this one is one of our faves - Teachers' Day falls on the 5th of October. It’s a day that comes once a year where we can say thanks to our mentors, teachers, tutors, and everyone who has ever taken the time to teach us. World Teachers' Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO Recommendation of the Status of Teachers. It constitutes the main reference framework for addressing teachers' rights and responsibilities. It is an important event for the entire community. Keep all of this in mind when you're searching for the ultimate Teachers' Day gift 2023, online!

When is Boss's Day 2023? Well, this year it falls on the 16th of October! This day is dedicated to spoiling your boss, manager or supervisor with amazing Boss's Day gifts and messages of appreciation. The special occasion has become increasingly important throughout the years. Boss's Day isn't just about receiving gifts, it's about feeling appreciated. Send a Boss's Day gift and the gesture is sure to forge a stronger relationship between you and your employer. With a gifts for him range and a gifts for her range, let NetFlorist help you with your Boss's Day gifting needs!

When is Halloween 2023? Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October every year. It’s on this day that it’s believed the dead and living worlds collide and the dead can walk amongst the living. Children and adults alike celebrate the spooky occasion by dressing up in costumes. The idea is that by dressing up, you are avoiding being recognised by the 'ghosts' that come back to Earth on this day. Children traditionally go trick or treating, while adults attend Halloween parties. Celebrate the uncompensated holiday by sending someone special a Halloween gift that is sure to 'scare' their socks off!

When is Diwali 2023? Diwali falls between the 12th and 13th of November 2023 this year! Diwali is a festival geared towards family and friends, gift-giving, prayers and more. The Festival of Lights is an ancient festival that represents the constant battle between light and dark, good and evil. Houses are decorated with candles and colourful lights. Every year families and friends exchange Diwali gifts and share meals with each other. Diwali is celebrated by millions of Hindus around the world! Participate in the celebration this year around. Visit the site ahead of time and have a look at our vast range of Diwali gift ideas!  

When is Christmas 2023? Each and every year, Christmas Day falls on 25th December! The special occasion is recognised on a spiritual level by Christians as the day that Jesus Christ was born. Christians attend church on this day and gather with family. Christmas traditions include decorating one's home with festive season symbols such as a Christmas tree, mistletoe, candy canes and more! A delicious meal is shared between family members and gifts are commonly exchanged. There is truly something magical about this time of year! Spread the Christmas cheer in the form of a surprise gift delivery. NetFlorist will complete the Christmas gift delivery on your behalf (and Santa's)! 

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