Sri Lanka Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

(a) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted; however, since Sri Lanka is not a predominantly Muslim country restrictions (which travellers may experience elsewhere) are unlikely to cause problems.

(b) Hindu and Buddhist festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

2022

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2022
January
14
Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Start date:
14 January 2022
January
17
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
Start date:
17 January 2022
February
04
National Day
Start date:
4 February 2022
February
16
Navam Full Moon Poya Day
Start date:
16 February 2022
March
01
Mahashivratri
Start date:
1 March 2022
March
17
Medin Full Moon Poya Day
Start date:
17 March 2022
April
15
Good Friday
Start date:
15 April 2022
May
01
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
1 May 2022
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2022
May
15
Vesak (Buddha's Birthday)
Start date:
15 May 2022
June
14
Poson Full Moon Poya Day
Start date:
14 June 2022
July
10
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
10 July 2022
July
13
Esala Full Moon Poya Day
Start date:
13 July 2022
August
11
Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
Start date:
11 August 2022
September
10
Binara Full Moon Poya Day
Start date:
10 September 2022
October
09
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
9 October 2022

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

October
09
Vap Full Moon Poya Day
Start date:
9 October 2022
October
24
Diwali (Festival of Lights)
Start date:
24 October 2022
November
07
Il Full Moon Poya Day
Start date:
7 November 2022
December
07
Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day
Start date:
7 December 2022
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2022
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