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Sri Lanka Public Holidays 2021

See also: 2021 public holidays in Asia and worldwide.

This page contains the list of Sri Lanka 2021 official public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, non-working national holidays, and sectorial holidays. The public holidays listing on this page is also accessible via our free Android and iPhone/iPad mobile apps. The full qppstudio worldwide public holidays database for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and beyond, is available immediately, with a professional license.

The list of Sri Lanka official public holidays in 2021 is:


Date Weekday Public Holiday Observance
Jan Thursday Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Jan Thursday Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
Feb Thursday National Day (Independence Day)
Feb Friday Navam Full Moon Poya Day
Mar Thursday Mahasivarathri Day
Mar Sunday Madin Full Moon Poya Day
Apr Friday Good Friday
Apr Monday Sinhala & Tamil New Year's Eve
Apr Tuesday Sinhala & Tamil New Year (Aluth Avurudda)
Apr Monday Bak Full Moon Poya Day
Apr Friday Special Bank Holiday (May Day) (afternoon) (tentative) banks
May Saturday May Day
May Friday Id-ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day)
May Wednesday Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
May Thursday Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
June Thursday Poson Full Moon Poya Day
July Wednesday Id-Ul-Alha (Hadji Festival Day)
July Friday Esala Full Moon Poya Day
Aug Sunday Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
Sep Monday Binara Full Moon Poya Day
Oct Tuesday Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)
Oct Wednesday Vap Full Moon Poya Day
Nov Thursday Deepavali Festival Day
Nov Thursday Ill Full Moon Poya Day
Dec Saturday Unduwap Full Moon Poya Day
Dec Friday Special Bank Holiday (Christmas) (afternoon) (tentative) banks
Dec Saturday Christmas Day

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Recent Sri Lanka Public Holidays News and Updates


Below is a list of recent news and updates related to Sri Lanka public holidays, national holidays, government holidays and bank holidays (note that this newsfeed is delayed by 30 days).

Global Holidays Observed in Sri Lanka (beta)


Below is the list of global holidays observed as non-working public holidays in Sri Lanka, with the dates of these global holidays for the next 10 years (2019-2029).

Sri Lanka Background Information and Links