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The next public holiday in Sri Lanka is

19th October, TuesdayMilad-un-Nabi

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Sri Lanka in 2021

ThursdayThuJan 14, 2021Jan 14Tamil Thai Pongal Day
ThursdayThuJan 28, 2021Jan 28Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
ThursdayThuFeb 04, 2021Feb 04National Day
ThursdayThuFeb 11, 2021Feb 11Mahasivarathri Day
FridayFriFeb 26, 2021Feb 26Nawam Full Moon Poya Day
SundaySunMar 28, 2021Mar 28Madin Full Moon Poya Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
TuesdayTueApr 13, 2021Apr 13Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day
WednesdayWedApr 14, 2021Apr 14Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day
MondayMonApr 26, 2021Apr 26Bak Full Moon Poya Day
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01May Day
FridayFriMay 14, 2021May 14Id Ul Fitr
WednesdayWedMay 26, 2021May 26Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
ThursdayThuMay 27, 2021May 27Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
ThursdayThuJun 24, 2021Jun 24Poson Full Moon Poya Day
TuesdayTueJul 20, 2021Jul 20Id ul-Alha
FridayFriJul 23, 2021Jul 23Esala Full Moon Poya Day
SundaySunAug 22, 2021Aug 22Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
MondayMonSep 20, 2021Sep 20Binara Full Moon Poya Day
TuesdayTueOct 19, 2021Oct 19Milad-un-Nabi
WednesdayWedOct 20, 2021Oct 20Vap Full Moon Poya Day
ThursdayThuNov 04, 2021Nov 04Deepavali Festival Day
ThursdayThuNov 18, 2021Nov 18Ill Full Moon Poya Day
SaturdaySatDec 18, 2021Dec 18Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in Sri Lanka



Tuesday Oct 19, 2021

The upcoming Sri Lanka holiday Milad-un-Nabi is in 0 days from today.

Vap Full Moon Poya Day

Vap Full Moon Poya Day

Wednesday Oct 20, 2021

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

Deepavali Festival Day

Deepavali Festival Day

Thursday Nov 04, 2021

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

2021 Public Holidays Sri Lanka Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Sri Lanka which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Sri Lanka holiday calendar for 2021 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.