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National Holidays

National Holidays

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National Holidays

Sri Lanka has more public holidays than anywhere else in the world. The most common holiday is Poya Day, which occurs every full moon. No alcohol is served and entertainment is restricted.

The following are Public and Bank holidays for the year 2013


January

14

Monday

Tamil Thai Pongal Day

B.P.M.

January

25

Friday

Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)

B.P.M.

January

26

Saturday

Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day

B.P

February

04

Monday

National Day

B.P.M

February

25

Monday

Nawam Full Moon Poya Day

B.P.

March

10

Sunday

Mahasivarathri Day

B.P

March

26

Tuesday

Medin Full Moon Poya Day

B.P

March

29

Friday

Good Friday

B.P.

April

12

Friday

Additional Half Holiday in lieu of Day Prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day falling on a Saturday

B

April 

13

Saturday

Day Prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day

B.P.M.

April

14

Sunday

Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day

B.P.M.

April

15

Monday

Special Bank Holiday (in lieu of Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day which falls on Sunday)

B

April

25

Thursday

Bak Full Moon Poya Day

B.P.

May

01

Wednesday

May Day

B.P.M.

May

23

Thursday

Additional Half Holiday in lieu of Day following Wesak Full Moon Poya Day falling on a Saturday

B

May 

24

Friday

Wesak Full Moon Poya Day

B.P

May

25

Saturday

Day following Wesak Full Moon Poya Day

B.P.M.

June

23

Sunday

Poson Full Moon Poya Day

B.P.

July

22

Monday

Esala Full Moon Poya Day

B.P.

August

09

Friday

Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day)

B.P.

August

20

Tuesday

Nikini Full Moon Poya Day

B.P.

September

19

Thursday

Binara Full Moon Poya Day

B.P.

Octorber

16

Wednesday

Id-Ul-Alha (Hadji Festival Day)

B.P.

October

18

Friday

Vap Full Moon Poya Day

B.P.

November

02

Saterday

Deepavali Festival Day

B.P.

November

17

Sunday

Il Full Moon Poya Day

B.P.

December

16

Monday

Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day

B.P.

December

25

Wednesday

Christmas Day

B.P.M.


B - Bank Holiday | P - Public Holiday | M - Mercantile Holiday