Public Holidays in Sri Lanka in 2017

Sri Lanka Upcoming Holidays in Sri Lanka

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 9 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

Duruthu Full Moon Poya
Duruthu Full Moon Poya

1 January 2018 This National holiday is in 16 days. Marks the first of Buddha's three visits to Sri Lanka, on the first full moon after...

Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Tamil Thai Pongal Day

14 January 2018 This National holiday is in 29 days. A harvest and thanksgiving festival marking the start of spring, the end of the traditi...

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

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