Sri Lanka Holiday Calendar For 2014 (With Long Weekends).

This is our list of Sri Lankan holidays for 2014. What we’ve added is to note the seven long weekends this year, as well as the nine almost long weekends, when you can take a day off and get an extra long vacation.

We’ve also noted whether holidays are Bank (B), Public (P) or Mercantile (M). In case you don’t know exactly what this means (we didn’t), bank holidays are just for banks, public holidays are for banks and government but not necessarily private companies, and mercantile holidays are for all of the above plus private companies. Note that in Sri Lanka most companies give public holidays off, including Poyas.

The best month for holidays remains April, which has both Avurudu and Good Friday. Avurudu is technically only two days (one on a weekend), but most Sri Lankans end up taking the whole week off. The worst months for holidays are March and August, which have none that fall on a weekday.

You can download or copy the iCal link here: http://goo.gl/VvR47w.

Anyways, here you go. Happy Holidays.

JANUARY Day Holiday Type Long Weekend?
14 Tue Thai Pongal PBM Almost
14 Tue Holy Prophet’s Birthday PBM Almost
15 Wed Duruthu Poya PB
FEBRUARY
4 Tue National Day PBM Almost
14 Fri Navam Poya PB YES
27 Thu Maha Sivarathri PB Almost
MARCH
16 Sun Medin Poya PB
APRIL
13 Sun Day before Sri Lankan New Year PBM
14 Mon Sri Lankan New Year PBM YES
14 Mon Bak Poya PB YES
18  Fri Good Friday PB YES
MAY
1 Thu May Day PBM Almost
14 Wed Wesak Poya PB Almost
15 Thu Day After Wesak PBM Almost
JUNE
12 Thu Poson Poya PB Almost
JULY
12 Sat Esala Poya PB
29 Tue Ramazan PB Almost
AUGUST
10  Sun Nikini Poya PB
SEPTEMBER
8 Mon Binara Poya PB YES
OCTOBER
5 Sun Hadji PB
8 Wed Vap Poya PB
22 Wed Deepavali PB
NOVEMBER
6 Thu Il Poya PB
DECEMBER
6 Sat Unduvap Poya PB
25 Thu Christmas PBM Almost
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