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Sri Lanka Public Holidays 2023

See also: 2023 public holidays in Asia and worldwide.

This page contains the list of Sri Lanka 2023 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 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, and beyond, is available immediately, with a professional license.

The list of Sri Lanka official public holidays in 2023 is:

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

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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 (2022-2032).

Sri Lanka Background Information and Links