Sri Lanka has a total of 40 holidays in 2023. 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 6, 2023 Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Sunday, January 15, 2023 Tamil Thai Pongal Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Special Bank Holiday
Monday, January 16, 2023 Special Bank Holiday is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
National Day
Saturday, February 4, 2023 National Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Navam Full Moon Poya Day
Sunday, February 5, 2023 Navam Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Valentine's Day
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 February 14 is Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Feast. The day of love owes its origins to ancient Roman and European Christian traditions.
Mahasivarathri Day
Saturday, February 18, 2023 Mahasivarathri Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Madin Full Moon Poya Day
Monday, March 6, 2023 Madin Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Holi
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 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.
March Equinox
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Bak Full Moon Poya Day
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 Bak Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Good Friday
Friday, April 7, 2023 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 9, 2023 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Eve
Thursday, April 13, 2023 Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Eve is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Day
Friday, April 14, 2023 Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Eid al-Fitr
Saturday, April 22, 2023 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.
May Day
Monday, May 1, 2023 Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
Friday, May 5, 2023 Vesak Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Day after Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
Saturday, May 6, 2023 Day after Vesak Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 14, 2023 Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Poson Full Moon Poya Day
Saturday, June 3, 2023 Poson Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Father's Day
Sunday, June 18, 2023 Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
June Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Eid al-Adha
Thursday, June 29, 2023 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.
Adhi Esala Full Moon Poya Day
Monday, July 3, 2023 Adhi Esala Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Esala Full Moon Poya Day
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 Esala Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Raksha Bandhan
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu holiday in Sri Lanka
Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Nikini Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Ganesh Chaturthi
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu holiday in Sri Lanka
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)
Thursday, September 28, 2023 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Binara Full Moon Poya Day
Friday, September 29, 2023 Binara Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Dussehra
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 Dussehra is a Hindu holiday in Sri Lanka
Vap Full Moon Poya Day
Saturday, October 28, 2023 Vap Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
Deepavali
Sunday, November 12, 2023 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Ill Full Moon Poya Day
Sunday, November 26, 2023 Ill Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka
December Solstice
Friday, December 22, 2023 December Solstice in Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 2023 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023 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 26, 2023 Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day is a public holiday in Sri Lanka