National Holidays in Sri Lanka in 2019

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 List of Holidays in Sri Lanka in 2019

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