Public Holidays
Sri Lanka

Public Holidays Sri Lanka

Public Holidays Sri Lanka mainly determined by the Poya Days. These holidays are observed on every full moon which marks a significant event for Buddhists. Other holidays are according to the Tamil & Muslim religious days. The Sri Lankan Government may shift the holidays by a day or so, so check back here for the latest updates.

January 10 Friday – Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day

January 15 Wednesday – Tamil Thai Pongal Day

February 04 Tuesday – National Day

February 08 Saturday – Nawam Full Moon Poya Day

February 21 Friday – Mahasivarathri Day

March 09 Monday – Madin Full Moon Poya Day

April 07 Tuesday – Bak Full Moon Poya Day

April 10 Friday – Good Friday

April 12 Sunday – Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day

April 13 Monday – Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day

May 01 Friday – May Day

May 07 Thursday – Vesak Full Moon Poya Day

May 08 Friday – Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day

May 25 Monday – Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan)

June 05 Friday – Poson Full Moon Poya Day

July 04 Saturday – Esala Full Moon Poya Day

August 01 Saturday – Id-Ul-Alha (Hadji)

August 03 Monday – Nikini Full Moon Poya Day

September 01 Tuesday – Binara Full Moon Poya Day

October 01 Thursday – Adhi-Vap Full Moon Poya Day

October 30 Friday – Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet’s Birthday)

October 30 Friday – Vap Full Moon Poya Day

November 14 Saturday – Deepavali Festival Day

November 29 Sunday – Ill Full Moon Poya Day

December 25 Friday – Christmas Day

December 29 Tuesday – Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day

Most of the shops, parks, gardens and facilities are closed on public holidays. So keep it in mind and enjoy the journey.

* The above Public and Bank Holidays Sri Lanka 2020 are according to the;