Public holidays and observances in Sri Lanka

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 11 Saturday Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
January 15 Wednesday Tamil Thai Pongal Day Public Holiday
February 4 Tuesday National Day Public Holiday
February 9 Sunday Navam Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
February 14 Friday Valentine's Day Observance
February 21 Friday Mahasivarathri Day Public Holiday
March 9 Monday Madin Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
March 10 Tuesday Holi National and Hinduism holiday
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
April 8 Wednesday Bak Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
April 10 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 12 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
April 13 Monday Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Eve Public Holiday
April 14 Tuesday Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Day Public Holiday
May 1 Friday May Day National holiday
May 7 Thursday Vesak Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
May 8 Friday Day after Vesak Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
May 10 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
May 24 Sunday Eid al-Fitr Public Holiday
June 6 Saturday Poson Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
June 21 Sunday June Solstice Season
June 21 Sunday Father's Day Observance
July 5 Sunday Esala Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
July 31 Friday Eid al-Adha Public Holiday
August 3 Monday Nikini Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
August 3 Monday Raksha Bandhan Hindu Holiday
August 11 Tuesday Janmashtami Public Holiday
August 22 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi Public Holiday
September 2 Wednesday Binara Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
October 2 Friday Vap Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
October 17 Saturday Navaratri Hindu Holiday
October 25 Sunday Dussehra Gazetted Holiday
October 29 Thursday Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday) Public Holiday
October 31 Saturday Adhi Vap Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
November 14 Saturday Deepavali Public Holiday
November 30 Monday Il Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
December 30 Wednesday Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day Public Holiday