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Sri Lanka : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


Sri Lanka : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months

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Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Medin Full Moon Poya Day*Thursday March 1, 2018Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Bak Poya/Hanuman Jayanti*Saturday March 31, 2018Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)- Muslim schoolsWednesday April 11, 2018School holidays 
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Day before Sinhala and Tamil New YearFriday April 13, 2018Secular holiday 
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Tamil and Sinhala New Year*Saturday April 14, 2018Buddhism (Theravada) 
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mid-term holiday (end) - Muslim schoolsThursday April 19, 2018School holidays 
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spring holiday (beginning)Friday April 20, 2018School holidays 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Friday April 20, 2018Banks only 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha*Sunday April 29, 2018Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Day following VesakMonday April 30, 2018Banks only 
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spring holiday (end)Monday April 30, 2018School holidays 
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Medin Full Moon Poya Day -
Thursday March 1, 2018

Buddhism (Theravada) : Commemorates the visit of The Buddha to his home to preach to his father King Suddhodana and other relatives and show them the path to enlightenment and final deliverance.

Bak Poya/Hanuman Jayanti -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Buddhism (Theravada) : Hanumanji is said to be Chiranjivi (immortal) and is present in the world even today. He is the link between the devotees and God, for, as instructed by the Lord, he serves, protects and inspires the servants of God. Saints like Tulasidas had the darshan (divine vision) of the Lord through the grace of Hanumanji.

Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Mid-term holiday (beginning)- Muslim schools -
Wednesday April 11, 2018

School holidays :

Day before Sinhala and Tamil New Year -
Friday April 13, 2018

Secular holiday :

Tamil and Sinhala New Year -
Saturday April 14, 2018

Buddhism (Theravada) : Sri Lankans and Tamilnadu people celebrate their national new year's day (Puththandu in Tamil and Aluth Avurudhu in Sinhala). The specific time of the New Year is set by astrologers on the 13th or 14th. The sun moving from the house of Pisces to the house of Aries signals the dawn of the new year.

Mid-term holiday (end) - Muslim schools -
Thursday April 19, 2018

School holidays :

Spring holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 20, 2018

School holidays :

Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Friday April 20, 2018

Banks only :

Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Sunday April 29, 2018

Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition.

Day following Vesak -
Monday April 30, 2018

Banks only :

Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 30, 2018

School holidays :