Public Holidays in Sri Lanka in 2017

Sri Lanka Upcoming Holidays in Sri Lanka

Vap Full Moon Poya
Vap Full Moon Poya

5 October 2017 This National holiday is in 10 days. Marks Buddha's preaching of Abhidamma to the gods in Tavatimsa and the end of the ...


18 October 2017 This National holiday is in 23 days. Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light ...

Ill Full Moon Poya
Ill Full Moon Poya

3 November 2017 This National holiday is in 39 days. Commemorates Buddha's ordination of sixty disciples as the first missionaries

Sri Lanka List of National Public holidays of Sri Lanka in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 12 Jan 12 Duruthu Full Moon Poya
Saturday January 14 Jan 14 Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Saturday February 04 Feb 4 National Day Marks independence from British rule in 1948
Friday February 10 Feb 10 Navam Full Moon Poya
Friday February 24 Feb 24 Maha Shivratri
Sunday March 12 Mar 12 Madin Full Moon Poya
Monday April 10 Apr 10 Bak Full Moon Poya
Thursday April 13 Apr 13 Sinhala and Tamil New Year Eve
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Sinhala and Tamil New Year
Monday May 01 May 1 May Day
Wednesday May 10 May 10 Vesak Full Moon Poya Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Thursday May 11 May 11 Vesak Full Moon Poya Holiday Observed on the day after the full moon in May
Thursday June 08 Jun 8 Poson Full Moon Poya
Monday June 26 Jun 26 Idul Fitr End of Ramadan
Saturday July 08 Jul 8 Esala Full Moon Poya
Monday August 07 Aug 7 Nikini Full Moon Poya
Friday September 01 Sep 1 Idul Adha Hajjhi Festival Day
Tuesday September 05 Sep 5 Binara Full Moon Poya
Thursday October 05 Oct 5 Vap Full Moon Poya
Wednesday October 18 Oct 18 Deepavali Dewali
Friday November 03 Nov 3 Ill Full Moon Poya
Friday December 01 Dec 1 Milad-un-Nabi
Sunday December 03 Dec 3 Unduvap Full Moon Poya
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day


National Holiday


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

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