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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 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 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
Jan Friday Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
Jan Sunday Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Jan Monday Special Bank Holiday (Tamil Thai Pongal) (full day) (tentative) banks
Feb Friday Special Bank Holiday (National Day) (afternoon) (tentative) banks
Feb Saturday National Day (Independence Day)
Feb Sunday Navam Full Moon Poya Day
Feb Friday Special Bank Holiday (Mahasivarathri) (afternoon) (tentative) banks
Feb Saturday Mahasivarathri Day
Mar Tuesday Madin Full Moon Poya Day
Apr Wednesday Bak Full Moon Poya Day
Apr Friday Good Friday
Apr Thursday Sinhala & Tamil New Year's Eve
Apr Friday Sinhala & Tamil New Year (Aluth Avurudda)
Apr Friday Special Bank Holiday (Id-ul-Fitr) (afternoon) (tentative) banks
Apr Saturday Id-ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day)
May Monday May Day
May Thursday Special Bank Holiday (Vesak) (tentative) banks
May Friday Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
May Saturday Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day
June Saturday Poson Full Moon Poya Day
June Thursday Id-Ul-Alha (Hadji Festival Day)
July Monday Esala Full Moon Poya Day
Aug Tuesday Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
Aug Wednesday Adhi Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
Sep Thursday Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)
Sep Thursday Binara Full Moon Poya Day
Oct Saturday Vap Full Moon Poya Day
Nov Sunday Deepavali Festival Day
Nov Monday Special Bank Holiday (Deepavali) (full day) (tentative) banks
Nov Sunday Ill Full Moon Poya Day
Dec Monday Christmas Day
Dec Tuesday Unduwap Full Moon Poya 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