The Sri Lankan Government have announced the dates of the Public and Bank Holidays for 2020.
The Public and Bank Holidays for Sri Lanka in 2020 were announced in an Extraordinary Gazette notification on June 7th 2019.
Internal, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Vajira Abeywardana issued the Gazette notification
Of the 26 listed holidays, six fall on a Saturday or Sunday. May is the month with the most public holidays with May day, Vesak and Eid al-Fitr all falling on weekdays. July and November are months with no weekday holidays as the Poya days fall on weekends and Diwali falls on a Saturday in November.
The list of Public and Bank Holidays for 2020 are shown below.
|Friday||Duruthu Full Moon Poya|
|Wednesday||Tamil Thai Pongal Day||Tamil Nadu|
|Saturday||Navam Full Moon Poya|
|Monday||Madin Full Moon Poya|
|Tuesday||Bak Full Moon Poya|
|Friday||Good Friday||Friday before Easter Sunday|
|Sunday||Sinhala and Tamil New Year Eve|
|Monday||Sinhala and Tamil New Year|
|Friday||Labour Day||International Workers’ Day|
|Thursday||Vesak Full Moon Poya||Birth of Buddha|
|Friday||Vesak Full Moon Poya Holiday|
|Monday||Id-Ul-Fitr||Ramazan Festival Day|
|Friday||Poson Full Moon Poya|
|Saturday||Esala Full Moon Poya|
|Saturday||Idul Adha||Hajjhi Festival Day|
|Monday||Nikini Full Moon Poya|
|Tuesday||Binara Full Moon Poya|
|Thursday||Vap Full Moon Poya|
|Friday||Milad-Un-Nabi||Birthday of Prophet Muhammad|
|Friday||Vap Full Moon Poya|
|Saturday||Deepavali Festival Day||Dewali|
|Sunday||Ill Full Moon Poya|
|Tuesday||Unduvap Full Moon Poya|