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Public Holidays in Sri Lanka in 2016

Sri Lanka Upcoming Holidays in Sri Lanka

Milad-un-Nabi
Maulud Nabi

12 December 2016 This National holiday is Tomorrow. Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of...

Unduvap Full Moon Poya
Unduvap Full Moon Poya

13 December 2016 This National holiday is in 2 days. Celebrates the arrival of the Bo tree sapling in Anuradhapura, brought by Ashoka's ...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 14 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Sri Lanka List of National Public holidays of Sri Lanka in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 15 Jan 15 Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Saturday January 23 Jan 23 Duruthu Full Moon Poya
Thursday February 04 Feb 4 National Day Marks independence from British rule in 1948
Monday February 22 Feb 22 Navam Full Moon Poya
Monday March 07 Mar 7 Maha Shivratri
Tuesday March 22 Mar 22 Madin Full Moon Poya
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Wednesday April 13 Apr 13 Sinhala and Tamil New Year Eve
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Sinhala and Tamil New Year
Friday April 15 Apr 15 Public Holiday Sinhala and Tamil New Year
Thursday April 21 Apr 21 Bak Full Moon Poya
Sunday May 01 May 1 May Day
Monday May 02 May 2 Special Bank Holiday Banks only
Saturday May 21 May 21 Vesak Full Moon Poya Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Sunday May 22 May 22 Vesak Full Moon Poya Holiday Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Monday May 23 May 23 Special Bank Holiday Banks only
Sunday June 19 Jun 19 Poson Full Moon Poya
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Idul Fitr
Tuesday July 19 Jul 19 Esala Full Moon Poya
Wednesday August 17 Aug 17 Nikini Full Moon Poya
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Idul Adha Hajjhi Festival Day
Friday September 16 Sep 16 Binara Full Moon Poya
Saturday October 15 Oct 15 Vap Full Moon Poya
Saturday October 29 Oct 29 Deepavali Dewali
Monday November 14 Nov 14 Ill Full Moon Poya
Monday December 12 Dec 12 Milad-un-Nabi
Tuesday December 13 Dec 13 Unduvap Full Moon Poya
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Special Bank Holiday Banks only

Key

National Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • Each Full Moon is a public holiday. If the full moon falls on a weekend, the holiday is not moved

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