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The next public holiday in Sri Lanka is

25th December, SundayChristmas

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Sri Lanka in 2023

FridayFriJan 06, 2023Jan 06Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
SundaySunJan 15, 2023Jan 15Tamil Thai Pongal Day
SaturdaySatFeb 04, 2023Feb 04National Day
SundaySunFeb 05, 2023Feb 05Nawam Full Moon Poya Day
SaturdaySatFeb 18, 2023Feb 18Mahasivarathri Day
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07Madin Full Moon Poya Day
WednesdayWedApr 05, 2023Apr 05Bak Full Moon Poya Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
ThursdayThuApr 13, 2023Apr 13Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day
FridayFriApr 14, 2023Apr 14Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day
SaturdaySatApr 22, 2023Apr 22Id Ul Fitr
MondayMonMay 01, 2023May 01May Day
FridayFriMay 05, 2023May 05Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
SaturdaySatMay 06, 2023May 06Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
SaturdaySatJun 03, 2023Jun 03Poson Full Moon Poya Day
ThursdayThuJun 29, 2023Jun 29Id ul-Alha
MondayMonJul 03, 2023Jul 03Esala Full Moon Poya Day
TuesdayTueAug 01, 2023Aug 01Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
ThursdayThuSep 28, 2023Sep 28Binara Full Moon Poya Day
ThursdayThuSep 28, 2023Sep 28Milad-un-Nabi
SaturdaySatOct 28, 2023Oct 28Vap Full Moon Poya Day
SundaySunNov 12, 2023Nov 12Deepavali Festival Day
SundaySunNov 26, 2023Nov 26Ill Full Moon Poya Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas
TuesdayTueDec 26, 2023Dec 26Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day

Public Holidays in Sri Lanka



Sunday Dec 25, 2022

The upcoming Sri Lanka holiday Christmas is in 17 days from today.

Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day

Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day

Friday Jan 06, 2023

The upcoming Sri Lanka holiday Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day is in 29 days from today.

Tamil Thai Pongal Day

Tamil Thai Pongal Day

Sunday Jan 15, 2023

The upcoming Sri Lanka holiday Tamil Thai Pongal Day is in 38 days from today.

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day

2023 Public Holidays Sri Lanka Service

The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in Sri Lanka which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Sri Lanka holiday calendar for 2023 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.