Sri Lanka

Public and Bank Holidays

2020

According to Sri Lankan national daily business paper The Daily FT, the Sri Lanka Public and Bank Holidays 2020 have been announced on 7 June via a Gazette notification. According to the Gazette notification, the list of Public and Bank Holidays for next year are as listed below.

It can be useful to reference this list when planning your holiday or honeymoon to Sri Lanka in 2020 so that you can plan accordingly.

  • January 10 (Friday) - Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day

  • January 15 (Wednesday) - Tamil Thai Pongal Day

  • February 04 (Tuesday) - National Day

  • February 08 (Saturday) - Nawam Full Moon Poya Day

  • February 21 (Friday) - Mahasivarathri Day

  • March 09 (Monday) - Madin Full Moon Poya Day

  • April 07 (Tuesday) - Bak Full Moon Poya Day

  • April 10 (Friday) - Good Friday

  • April 12 (Sunday) - Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day

  • April 13 (Monday) - Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day

  • May 01 (Friday) - May Day

  • May 07 (Thursday) - Vesak Full Moon Poya Day

  • May 08 (Friday) - Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day

  • May 25 (Monday) - Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day)

  • June 05 (Friday) - Poson Full Moon Poya Day

  • July 04 (Saturday) - Esala Full Moon Poya Day

  • August 01 (Saturday) - Id-Ul-Alha (Hadji Festival Day)

  • August 03 (Monday) - Nikini Full Moon Poya Day

  • September 01 (Tuesday) - Binara Full Moon Poya Day

  • October 01 (Thursday) - Adhi-Vap Full Moon Poya Day

  • October 30 (Friday) - Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet’s Birthday)

  • October 30 (Friday) - Vap Full Moon Poya Day

  • November 14 (Saturday) - Deepavali Festival Day

  • November 29 (Sunday) - Ill Full Moon Poya Day

  • December 25 (Friday) - Christmas Day

  • December 29 (Tuesday) - Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day