Sri Lanka has a total of 40 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|Tamil Thai Pongal Day
||Tuesday||January 15||National holiday|
|Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
||Sunday||January 20||National holiday|
||Monday||February 4||National holiday|
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
|Navam Full Moon Poya Day
||Tuesday||February 19||National holiday|
||Monday||March 4||National holiday|
|Madin Full Moon Poya Day
||Wednesday||March 20||National holiday|
|Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Eve
||Saturday||April 13||National holiday|
|Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Day
||Sunday||April 14||National holiday|
|Bak Full Moon Poya Day
||Friday||April 19||National holiday|
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
|Friday||April 19||National holiday|
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Wednesday||May 1||National holiday|
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
|Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
||Saturday||May 18||National holiday|
|Day after Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
||Monday||May 20||National holiday|
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
|Wednesday||June 5||National holiday|
|Poson Full Moon Poya Day
||Sunday||June 16||National holiday|
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
|Esala Full Moon Poya Day
||Tuesday||July 16||National holiday|
Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
|Monday||August 12||National holiday|
|Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
||Wednesday||August 14||National holiday|
|Binara Full Moon Poya Day
||Friday||September 13||National holiday|
|Vap Full Moon Poya Day
||Sunday||October 13||National holiday|
||Sunday||October 27||National holiday|
|Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)
Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
|Sunday||November 10||National holiday|
|Il Full Moon Poya Day
||Tuesday||November 12||National holiday|
|Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day
||Wednesday||December 11||National holiday|
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Wednesday||December 25||National holiday|