National Holidays in Sri Lanka in 2020

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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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Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Friday Duruthu Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Wednesday Tamil Thai Pongal Day National Holiday
Tuesday National Day National Holiday
Saturday Navam Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Friday Mahasivarathri Day National Holiday
Monday Madin Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Monday Coronavirus Public Holiday Government Holiday
Tuesday Coronavirus Public Holiday Government Holiday Special Public Holiday
Wednesday Coronavirus Public Holiday Government Holiday Special Public Holiday
Thursday Coronavirus Public Holiday Government Holiday Special Public Holiday
Tuesday Bak Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Friday Good Friday National Holiday
Sunday Sinhala and Tamil New Year Eve National Holiday
Monday Sinhala and Tamil New Year National Holiday
Friday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Thursday Vesak Full Moon Poya National Holiday Birth of Buddha
Friday Vesak Full Moon Poya Holiday National Holiday
Monday Id-Ul-Fitr National Holiday Ramazan Festival Day
Thursday Poson Full Moon Poya Holiday National Holiday
Friday Poson Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Saturday Esala Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Saturday Idul Adha National Holiday Hajjhi Festival Day
Monday Nikini Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Tuesday Binara Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Thursday Adhi-Vap Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Friday Milad-Un-Nabi National Holiday Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Friday Vap Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Saturday Deepavali Festival Day National Holiday Dewali
Sunday Ill Full Moon Poya National Holiday
Friday Christmas Day National Holiday
Tuesday Unduvap Full Moon Poya National Holiday

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.

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