List of national public holidays of Sri Lanka in 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Sri Lanka. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national list or choose your state’s calendar.

Day Date Holiday Notes
Jan. 1, 2018 Jan. 1, 2018 Duruthu Full Moon Poya
Jan. 14, 2018 Jan. 14, 2018 Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Jan. 15, 2018 Jan. 15, 2018 Tamil Thai Pongal Day Holiday Bank Holiday
Jan. 31, 2018 Jan. 31, 2018 Navam Full Moon Poya
Feb. 4, 2018 Feb. 4, 2018 National Day Marks independence from British rule in 1948
Feb. 5, 2018 Feb. 5, 2018 Special Bank Holiday Bank Holiday
Feb. 13, 2018 Feb. 13, 2018 Maha Shivratri
March 1, 2018 March 1, 2018 Madin Full Moon Poya
March 30, 2018 March 30, 2018 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
March 31, 2018 March 31, 2018 Bak Full Moon Poya
April 13, 2018 April 13, 2018 Sinhala and Tamil New Year Eve
April 14, 2018 April 14, 2018 Sinhala and Tamil New Year
April 20, 2018 April 20, 2018 Half Day Special Bank Holiday Bank Holiday
April 29, 2018 April 29, 2018 Vesak Full Moon Poya Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
April 30, 2018 April 30, 2018 Vesak Full Moon Poya Holiday Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
May 7, 2018 May 7, 2018 May Day Moved in 2018 to avoid Vesak Day
May 29, 2018 May 29, 2018 Adi-Poson Full Moon Poya
June 15, 2018 June 15, 2018 Idul Fitr
June 27, 2018 June 27, 2018 Poson Full Moon Poya
July 27, 2018 July 27, 2018 Esala Full Moon Poya
Aug. 22, 2018 Aug. 22, 2018 Idul Adha Hajjhi Festival Day
Aug. 25, 2018 Aug. 25, 2018 Nikini Full Moon Poya
Sept. 24, 2018 Sept. 24, 2018 Binara Full Moon Poya
Oct. 24, 2018 Oct. 24, 2018 Vap Full Moon Poya
Nov. 6, 2018 Nov. 6, 2018 Deepavali Dewali
Nov. 20, 2018 Nov. 20, 2018 Milad-un-Nabi
Nov. 22, 2018 Nov. 22, 2018 Ill Full Moon Poya
Dec. 22, 2018 Dec. 22, 2018 Unduvap Full Moon Poya
Dec. 25, 2018 Dec. 25, 2018 Christmas Day