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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 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 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
Thursday Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Thursday Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
Thursday National Day (Independence Day)
Friday Navam Full Moon Poya Day
Thursday Mahasivarathri Day
Sunday Madin Full Moon Poya Day
Friday Good Friday
Monday Sinhala & Tamil New Year Holiday government
Tuesday Sinhala & Tamil New Year's Eve
Wednesday Sinhala & Tamil New Year (Aluth Avurudda)
Monday Bak Full Moon Poya Day
Friday Special Bank Holiday (May Day) (afternoon) banks
Saturday May Day
Friday Id-ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day)
Monday Public Sector Holiday government
Tuesday Public Sector Holiday government
Wednesday Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
Thursday Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
Thursday Poson Full Moon Poya Day
Wednesday Id-Ul-Alha (Hadji Festival Day)
Friday Esala Full Moon Poya Day
Sunday Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
Monday Binara Full Moon Poya Day
Tuesday Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)
Wednesday Vap Full Moon Poya Day
Thursday Deepavali Festival Day
Thursday Ill Full Moon Poya Day
Saturday Unduwap Full Moon Poya Day
Friday Special Bank Holiday (Christmas) (afternoon) banks
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

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 (2021-2031).

Sri Lanka Background Information and Links