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Republic Day, noun phrase

In historical contexts. The 31st of May, an annual public holiday commemorating the creation of the Republic of South Africa in 1961. Also attributive.
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Formerly called Union Day (see Union sense 2 b). Scrapped as a public holiday from 1994.
c1965 State of S. Afr. 1965 107Public Holidays...Ascension Day, Republic Day (May 31), [etc.].
1994 E. Prov. Herald 8 Sept. 1A number of public holidays, including Sharpeville Day, Kruger Day and Republic Day, will be scrapped next year.
The 31st of May, an annual public holiday commemorating the creation of the Republic of South Africa in 1961. Also attributive.

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