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Sri Lanka Public Holidays 2026

See also: 2026 public holidays in Asia and worldwide.

This page contains the list of Sri Lanka 2026 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 2026 is:


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