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2022 SRI LANKA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Sri Lanka is

1st February, TuesdayMahasivarathri Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Sri Lanka in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 14, 2022Jan 14Tamil Thai Pongal Day
MondayMonJan 17, 2022Jan 17Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
TuesdayTueFeb 01, 2022Feb 01Mahasivarathri Day
FridayFriFeb 04, 2022Feb 04National Day
WednesdayWedFeb 16, 2022Feb 16Nawam Full Moon Poya Day
ThursdayThuMar 17, 2022Mar 17Madin Full Moon Poya Day
WednesdayWedApr 13, 2022Apr 13Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day
ThursdayThuApr 14, 2022Apr 14Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SaturdaySatApr 16, 2022Apr 16Bak Full Moon Poya Day
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01May Day
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03Id Ul Fitr
SundaySunMay 15, 2022May 15Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
MondayMonMay 16, 2022May 16Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
TuesdayTueJun 14, 2022Jun 14Poson Full Moon Poya Day
SundaySunJul 10, 2022Jul 10Id ul-Alha
WednesdayWedJul 13, 2022Jul 13Esala Full Moon Poya Day
ThursdayThuAug 11, 2022Aug 11Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
FridayFriSep 09, 2022Sep 09Binara Full Moon Poya Day
SundaySunOct 09, 2022Oct 09Milad-un-Nabi
SundaySunOct 09, 2022Oct 09Vap Full Moon Poya Day
MondayMonOct 24, 2022Oct 24Deepavali Festival Day
TuesdayTueNov 08, 2022Nov 08Ill Full Moon Poya Day
WednesdayWedDec 07, 2022Dec 07Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in Sri Lanka

Mahasivarathri Day

Mahasivarathri Day

Tuesday Feb 01, 2022

The upcoming Sri Lanka holiday Mahasivarathri Day is in 7 days from today.

National Day

National Day

Friday Feb 04, 2022

The upcoming Sri Lanka holiday National Day is in 10 days from today.

Nawam Full Moon Poya Day

Nawam Full Moon Poya Day

Wednesday Feb 16, 2022

The upcoming Sri Lanka holiday Nawam Full Moon Poya Day is in 22 days from today.

2022 Public Holidays Sri Lanka Service

The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in Sri Lanka which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Sri Lanka holiday calendar for 2022 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

Sri Lanka follows the teaching of Buddha. The public holidays are influenced by religion and culture. Despite the diversity in religion, the government has included holidays from Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism in the general public lists of holidays.

The nations enjoy 8 hours a day system. Each month, Sri Lanka’s citizens get one day off from work only on a Full Moon Poya Day. Those that work during public holidays are compensated as per the description of the employers. When the full moon falls on any weekend, the holidays are not moved. Workers also get 16 days in a year as paid days off for festivals and holidays.

Each holiday is different in response and celebration. A specific holiday requires strict adherence where festivities fill the streets, whereas others find some members of the religions going to the temples. The holidays which are not restricted to different people, beliefs, or cultures; each person can join the celebrations.

Sri Lanka has a rich and diverse heritage that draws millions of people annually. During these holidays, the streets are always business closes only for government institutions, banks, and schools. There are temples, mosques, churches and other cultures and religion-based attractions that tourists could see. The public transport is always active as business as usual. The nation has a list of 26 public holidays. All of these are recognized and regulated by the government. Each end year, the ministry of labour publishes all the public holidays for the coming year.