Sri Lanka has a total of 42 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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Holiday Weekday Date
Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Tuesday January 15
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
Sunday January 20
National Day
Monday February 4
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Thursday February 14
Navam Full Moon Poya Day
Tuesday February 19
Mahasivarathri Day
Monday March 4
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
Madin Full Moon Poya Day
Wednesday March 20
Holi
Holi is a spring festival of colors celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and others. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the upcoming season of spring. The festival can last up to sixteen days.
Thursday March 21
Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Eve
Saturday April 13
Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Day
Sunday April 14
Public Holiday
Monday April 15
Bak Full Moon Poya Day
Friday April 19
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 19
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21
May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wednesday May 1
Mother's Day
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Sunday May 12
Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
Saturday May 18
Day after Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
Sunday May 19
Day after Vesak Holiday
Monday May 20
Eid al-Fitr
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
Poson Full Moon Poya Day
Sunday June 16
Father's Day
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Sunday June 16
June Solstice
Friday June 21
Esala Full Moon Poya Day
Tuesday July 16
Eid al-Adha
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
Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
Wednesday August 14
Raksha Bandhan
Thursday August 15
Janmashtami
Saturday August 24
Ganesh Chaturthi
Monday September 2
Binara Full Moon Poya Day
Friday September 13
September Equinox
Monday September 23
Navaratri
Sunday September 29
Dussehra
Tuesday October 8
Vap Full Moon Poya Day
Sunday October 13
Deepavali
Sunday October 27
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
Il Full Moon Poya Day
Tuesday November 12
Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day
Wednesday December 11
December Solstice
Sunday December 22
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday December 25