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Sri Lanka - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Sri Lanka



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new year holiday (end)**Friday January 2, 2015School holidays 
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new year holiday (end)*Friday January 9, 2015School holidays 
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Duruthu Poya Day*Monday January 12, 2015Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal*Wednesday January 14, 2015Hinduism 
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new year holiday (beginning)**Wednesday December 2, 2015School holidays 
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Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Saturday December 12, 2015Muslim, Sufi 
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Unduvap Poya*Sunday December 13, 2015Buddhism (Theravada) 
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new year holiday (beginning)Wednesday December 16, 2015School holidays 
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Christmas Day*Friday December 25, 2015Catholic or protestant 
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New year holiday (end) -
Monday January 2, 2017

School holidays (please double check) : Www.moe.gov.lk gazetted by the Ministry of Education - Sinhala, Tamil & Muslim schools confirmed till December 2016


New year holiday (end) -
Monday January 9, 2017

School holidays (please double check) : Overseas School of Colombo http://www.osc.lk/ updated July 2015


Duruthu Poya Day -
Thursday January 12, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : Commemorates Buddha's first visit to Sri Lanka. This visit too took place in the first year of the Buddha's preaching. http://www.mysrilanka.com/travel/lanka/festivals/POSON.HTM


Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja - Pongal -
Saturday January 14, 2017

Hinduism : The symbol is the movement from one place to another which leads to meeting someone or something. The sun leaves its present constellation to get into Sakranti .


New year holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 2, 2016

School holidays (please double check) : Tamil, Sinhala & Muslim schools


Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Monday December 12, 2016

Muslim, Sufi :


Unduvap Poya -
Tuesday December 13, 2016

Buddhism (Theravada) : Arrival of the Bo-tree sapling. This was brought to Sri Lanka from India by Buddhist Theri Sanghamitta, and it is this very tree that is venerated by Buddhists in Anuradhapura. It is also the oldest documented tree in the world. Sanghamitta Theri established the Bhikkhuni Sasana (the Order of Nuns). http://www.mysrilanka.com/travel/lanka/festivals/POSON.HTM


New year holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 16, 2016

School holidays (please double check) : http://www.osc.lk/calendar.htm


Christmas Day -
Sunday December 25, 2016

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.