Sri Lanka has a total of 42 holidays in 2020. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
Friday, January 10, 2020 Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Tamil Thai Pongal Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
National Day
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 National Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Navam Full Moon Poya Day
Saturday, February 8, 2020 Navam Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Valentine's Day
Friday, February 14, 2020 Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Mahasivarathri Day
Friday, February 21, 2020 Mahasivarathri Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Madin Full Moon Poya Day
Monday, March 9, 2020 Madin Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Holi
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 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.
Public Holiday
Monday, March 16, 2020
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Bak Full Moon Poya Day
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Bak Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Eve
Sunday, April 12, 2020 Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Eve is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Day
Monday, April 13, 2020 Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
May Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
Thursday, May 7, 2020 Vesak Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Day after Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
Friday, May 8, 2020 Day after Vesak Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 10, 2020 Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Eid al-Fitr
Monday, May 25, 2020 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.
Poson Full Moon Poya Day
Friday, June 5, 2020 Poson Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Father's Day
Sunday, June 21, 2020 Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Esala Full Moon Poya Day
Saturday, July 4, 2020 Esala Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Eid al-Adha
Saturday, August 1, 2020 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.
Raksha Bandhan
Monday, August 3, 2020 Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu holiday in Sri Lanka
Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
Monday, August 3, 2020 Nikini Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Janmashtami
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Hindu month of Bhadrava (Bhadrapada), which is usually in August or September.
Ganesh Chaturthi
Saturday, August 22, 2020 Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu holiday in Sri Lanka
Binara Full Moon Poya Day
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Binara Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Adhi Vap Full Moon Poya Day
Thursday, October 1, 2020 Adhi Vap Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
First Day of Navaratri
Saturday, October 17, 2020 First Day of Navaratri is a Hindu holiday in Sri Lanka
Dussehra
Sunday, October 25, 2020 Dussehra is a Hindu holiday in Sri Lanka
Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)
Thursday, October 29, 2020 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Vap Full Moon Poya Day
Friday, October 30, 2020 Vap Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Deepavali
Saturday, November 14, 2020 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Il Full Moon Poya Day
Sunday, November 29, 2020 Il Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka