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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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spring holiday (beginning)Saturday April 8, 2017School holidays 
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Day before Sinhala and Tamil New YearThursday April 13, 2017Secular holiday 
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Tamil and Sinhala New Year*Friday April 14, 2017Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Public holidaySaturday April 15, 2017Secular holiday 
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spring holiday (end)Tuesday April 18, 2017School holidays 
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Bak Poya/Hanuman Jayanti*Friday April 21, 2017Buddhism (Theravada) 
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May Day*Tuesday May 2, 2017Secular holiday 
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Mothers' Day*Monday May 8, 2017cards/flowers 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha*Sunday May 21, 2017Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Day following VesakMonday May 22, 2017Banks only 
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Public holidayTuesday May 23, 2017Secular holiday 
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Spring holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 8, 2016

School holidays (please double check) :


Day before Sinhala and Tamil New Year -
Wednesday April 13, 2016

Secular holiday :


Tamil and Sinhala New Year -
Thursday April 14, 2016

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.


Public holiday -
Friday April 15, 2016

Secular holiday :


Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 18, 2016

School holidays (please double check) :


Bak Poya/Hanuman Jayanti -
Thursday April 21, 2016

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.


May Day -
Monday May 2, 2016

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 8, 2016

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Saturday May 21, 2016

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 -
Sunday May 22, 2016

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Public holiday -
Monday May 23, 2016

Secular holiday :