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Public Holidays in Sri Lanka 2017

Public Holidays in Sri Lanka 2017

Here you can see a list of Public holidays in Sri Lanka 2017.Although Sri Lanka is known as a multicultural country, nearly 70 percent of the population is Buddhist. Islam and Hinduism are practiced in some areas of the country. Most of the holidays, which are designated as national holidays in Sri Lanka, are based on Buddhist culture and traditions from the year 29 BC Sri Lanka observes national holidays including New Year; Milad and Nabi (birthday of the Prophet Muhammad), Tamil Thai Pongal Day; National Day; Mahashivrate; Sinhala and Tamil New Year; Labor Day; Eid al-Fitr, celebrates the end of Ramadan; Eid al-Adha Feast of sacrifice and Christmas.

Public Holidays in Sri Lanka 2017

Holidays in Sri Lanka 2017

Date Day Holiday
12 Jan Thu Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
14 Jan Sat Tamil Thai Pongal Day
4 Feb Sat National Day
10 Feb Fri Navam Full Moon Poya Day
24 Feb Fri Mahasivarathri Day
12 Mar Sun Madin Full Moon Poya Day
10 Apr Mon Bak Full Moon Poya Day
13 Apr Thu Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day
14 Apr Fri Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day
14 Apr Fri Good Friday
1 May Mon May Day
10 May Wed Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
11 May Thu Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
8 Jun Thu Poson Full Moon Poya Day
26 Jun Mon Id-Ul-Fitr / Ramazan Festival Day
8 Jul Sat Esala Full Moon Poya Day
7 Aug Mon Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
1 Sep Fri Id-Ul-Alha / Hadji Festival Day
5 Sep Tue Binara Full Moon Poya Day
5 Oct Thu Vap Full Moon Poya Day
18 Oct Wed Deepavali Festival Day
3 Nov Fri Ill Full Moon Poya Day
1 Dec Fri Milad-Un-Nabi /
Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
3 Dec Sun Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day
25 Dec Mon Christmas Day

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