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2020 SRI LANKA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Sri Lanka is

30th October, FridayVap Full Moon Poya Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Sri Lanka in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 10, 2020Jan 10Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
WednesdayWedJan 15, 2020Jan 15Tamil Thai Pongal Day
TuesdayTueFeb 04, 2020Feb 04National Day
SaturdaySatFeb 08, 2020Feb 08Nawam Full Moon Poya Day
FridayFriFeb 21, 2020Feb 21Mahasivarathri Day
MondayMonMar 09, 2020Mar 09Madin Full Moon Poya Day
TuesdayTueApr 07, 2020Apr 07Bak Full Moon Poya Day
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day
MondayMonApr 13, 2020Apr 13Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01May Day
ThursdayThuMay 07, 2020May 07Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
FridayFriMay 08, 2020May 08Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Id Ul Fitr
FridayFriJun 05, 2020Jun 05Poson Full Moon Poya Day
SaturdaySatJul 04, 2020Jul 04Esala Full Moon Poya Day
SaturdaySatAug 01, 2020Aug 01Id ul-Alha
MondayMonAug 03, 2020Aug 03Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
TuesdayTueSep 01, 2020Sep 01Binara Full Moon Poya Day
ThursdayThuOct 01, 2020Oct 01Adhi-Vap Full Moon Poya Day
FridayFriOct 30, 2020Oct 30Milad-un-Nabi
FridayFriOct 30, 2020Oct 30Vap Full Moon Poya Day
SaturdaySatNov 14, 2020Nov 14Deepavali Festival Day
SundaySunNov 29, 2020Nov 29Ill Full Moon Poya Day
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas
TuesdayTueDec 29, 2020Dec 29Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day

Public Holidays in Sri Lanka

Milad-un-Nabi

Milad-un-Nabi

Friday Oct 30, 2020

The upcoming Sri Lanka holiday Milad-un-Nabi is in 1 days from today.

Vap Full Moon Poya Day

Vap Full Moon Poya Day

Friday Oct 30, 2020

The upcoming Sri Lanka holiday Vap Full Moon Poya Day is in 1 days from today.

Deepavali Festival Day

Deepavali Festival Day

Saturday Nov 14, 2020

The upcoming Sri Lanka holiday Deepavali Festival Day is in 16 days from today.

2020 Public Holidays Sri Lanka Service

The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in Sri Lanka which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Sri Lanka holiday calendar for 2020 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.