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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



Internet domain: .lk - Telephone code: +94 - International dialing code: 00
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Bak Poya/Hanuman Jayanti*Sunday April 10, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Day before Sinhala and Tamil New YearWednesday April 13, 2016Secular holiday 
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Good Friday*Thursday April 14, 2016Catholic or protestant 
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Tamil and Sinhala New Year*Thursday April 14, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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spring holiday (beginning)Thursday April 14, 2016School holidays 
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EasterSaturday April 16, 2016cards/flowers 
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spring holiday (end)Sunday April 24, 2016School holidays 
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May Day*Sunday May 1, 2016Secular holiday 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha*Tuesday May 10, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Day following VesakWednesday May 11, 2016Banks only 
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Mothers' Day*Saturday May 14, 2016cards/flowers 
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Bak Poya/Hanuman Jayanti -
Monday April 10, 2017

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.


Day before Sinhala and Tamil New Year -
Thursday April 13, 2017

Secular holiday :


Good Friday -
Friday April 14, 2017

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Tamil and Sinhala New Year -
Friday April 14, 2017

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.


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 14, 2017

School holidays (please double check) :


Easter -
Sunday April 16, 2017

cards/flowers :


Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 24, 2017

School holidays (please double check) :


May Day -
Monday May 1, 2017

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 .


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

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 -
Thursday May 11, 2017

Banks only :


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 14, 2017

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. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914