National Holidays in Sri Lanka in 2022

Public Holidays on this island nation are dominated by the Poya. These holidays are observed on every full moon. Each Poya marks a significant event for Buddhists. While the dates generally match the date of the full moons, the Sri Lankan Government may shift the holidays by a day or so, so check back here for the latest dates.


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Sri Lanka Upcoming Holidays

List of Holidays in Sri Lanka in 2022

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Friday Tamil Thai Pongal Day National Holiday
Monday Duruthu Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Friday National Day National Holiday
Wednesday Navam Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Tuesday Mahasivarathri Day National Holiday
Thursday Madin Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Monday Special Public Holiday National Holiday
Tuesday Special Public Holiday National Holiday
Wednesday Sinhala and Tamil New Year Eve National Holiday
Thursday Sinhala and Tamil New Year National Holiday
Friday Good Friday National Holiday
Saturday Bak Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Sunday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Monday Labour Day Not A Public Holiday Banks only
Monday Labour Day (in lieu) National Holiday International Workers' Day
Tuesday Id-Ul-Fitr National Holiday Ramazan Festival Day
Sunday Vesak Full Moon Poya National Holiday Birth of Buddha
Monday Vesak Full Moon Poya Holiday National Holiday
Monday Special Public Holiday Government Holiday Government and schools
Tuesday Poson Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Friday Sri Lanka Friday Holidays Government Holiday Public sector
Friday Sri Lanka Friday Holidays Government Holiday Public sector
Friday Sri Lanka Friday Holidays Government Holiday Public sector
Friday Sri Lanka Friday Holidays Government Holiday Public sector
Sunday Idul Adha National Holiday Hajjhi Festival Day
Wednesday Esala Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Friday Sri Lanka Friday Holidays Government Holiday Public sector
Friday Sri Lanka Friday Holidays Government Holiday Public sector
Friday Sri Lanka Friday Holidays Government Holiday Public sector
Thursday Nikini Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Saturday Binara Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Monday Special Public Holiday Government Holiday Public sector
Sunday Adhi-Vap Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Sunday Milad-Un-Nabi National Holiday Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Monday Deepavali Festival Day National Holiday Dewali
Monday Ill Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Wednesday Unduvap Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Sunday Christmas Day National Holiday
Monday Christmas Day (in lieu) Not A Public Holiday Banks only

Notes

  • Each Full Moon is a public holiday. If the full moon falls on a weekend, the holiday is not moved
  • All Public Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays are Bank Holidays.