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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
Women are not allowed to purchase alcoholic drinks
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Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

English (350 million speakers in 47 countries), Singhalese (16 million speakers), Tamil (55 million speakers) ...
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Medin Full Moon Poya Day*Wednesday March 1, 2017Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Bak Poya/Hanuman Jayanti*Friday March 31, 2017Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Easter**Saturday April 1, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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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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spring holiday (beginning)Thursday April 20, 2017School holidays 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Thursday April 20, 2017Banks only 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha*Saturday April 29, 2017Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Day following VesakSunday April 30, 2017Banks only 
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spring holiday (end)Sunday April 30, 2017School 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

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.

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 :