Sri Lanka Public & Bank Holidays - 2005

The following are Public & Bank Holidays for the year 2005 as published in the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on May 19, 2004

Date DayHoliday Description
14 January Friday Tamil Thai Pongal Day
21 January Friday Id-Ul-Alha (Hadji Festival Day)
24 January Monday Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day
04 February Friday  National Day
23 February Wednesday Navam Full Moon Poya Day
08 March Tuesday Maha Sivarathri Day
25 March Friday Medin Full Moon Poya Day
/Good Friday
13 April Wednesday Day prior to Sinhala &Tamil New Year
14 April Thursday Sinhala &Tamil New Year Day
22 April Friday Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet's Birthday)
23 April Saturday Bak Full Moon Poya Day
01 May Sunday May Day
23 May Monday Wesak Full Moon Poya Day
24 May Tuesday Day following Vesak Poya Day
21 June Tuesday Poson Full Moon Poya Day
21 July Thursday Esala Full Moon Poya Day
19 August Friday Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
17 September Saturday Binara Full Moon Poya Day
17 October Monday Vap Full Moon Poya Day
01 November Tuesday Deepavali Festival Day
04 November Friday Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day)
15 November Tuesday Il Full Moon Poya Day
15 December Thursday Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day
25 December Sunday Christmas Day

JRL/27 July 2004