Public Holidays in Sri Lanka in 2019

Sri Lanka Upcoming Holidays in Sri Lanka

Idul Fitr
Eid al-Fitr

5 June 2019 This National holiday is in 9 days. Marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan

Poson Full Moon Poya
Poson Full Moon Poya

16 June 2019 This National holiday is in 20 days. Commemorates the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka by Mahinda

Esala Full Moon Poya
Esala Full Moon Poya

16 July 2019 This National holiday is in 50 days. Celebrates the Buddha's first sermon and the arrival of the Tooth Relic in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka List of National Public holidays of Sri Lanka in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 15 Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Sunday January 20 Duruthu Full Moon Poya
Monday February 04 National Day Marks independence from British rule in 1948
Tuesday February 19 Navam Full Moon Poya
Monday March 04 Maha Shivratri
Wednesday March 20 Madin Full Moon Poya
Saturday April 13 Sinhala and Tamil New Year Eve
Sunday April 14 Sinhala and Tamil New Year
Monday April 15 Special Holiday Govt. and banks
Friday April 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 19 Bak Full Moon Poya
Wednesday May 01 May Day
Saturday May 18 Vesak Full Moon Poya Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Sunday May 19 Vesak Full Moon Poya Holiday
Monday May 20 Public Holiday
Wednesday June 05 Idul Fitr
Sunday June 16 Poson Full Moon Poya
Tuesday July 16 Esala Full Moon Poya
Monday August 12 Idul Adha Hajjhi Festival Day
Wednesday August 14 Nikini Full Moon Poya
Friday September 13 Binara Full Moon Poya
Sunday October 13 Vap Full Moon Poya
Sunday October 27 Deepavali Dewali
Sunday November 10 Milad-un-Nabi
Monday November 11 Special Bank Holiday Bank Holiday
Tuesday November 12 Ill Full Moon Poya
Wednesday December 11 Unduvap Full Moon Poya
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day


National Holiday Not a Public Holiday Government/Public Sector


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

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