Public and Bank Holidays for 2020 announced

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The Public and Bank Holidays for the year 2020 has been announced in an Extraordinary Gazette notification.

Internal, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Vajira Abeywardana issued the Gazette notification on June 7th.

The list of Public and Bank Holidays for 2020 are as follows:

January 10 (Friday) – Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day

January 15 (Wednesday) – Tamil Thai Pongal Day

February 04 (Tuesday) – National Day

February 08 (Saturday) – Nawam Full Moon Poya Day

February 21 (Friday) – Mahasivarathri Day

March 09 (Monday) – Madin Full Moon Poya Day

April 07 (Tuesday) – Bak Full Moon Poya Day

April 10 (Friday) – Good Friday

April 12 (Sunday) – Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day

April 13 (Monday) – Sinhala and Tamil New Year Day

May 01 (Friday) – May Day

May 07 (Thursday) – Vesak Full Moon Poya Day

May 08 (Friday) – Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day

May 25 (Monday) – Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan Festival Day)

June 05 (Friday) – Poson Full Moon Poya Day

July 04 (Saturday) – Esala Full Moon Poya Day

August 01 (Saturday) – Id-Ul-Adha (Hadji Festival Day)

August 03 (Monday) – Nikini Full Moon Poya Day

September 01 (Tuesday) – Binara Full Moon Poya Day

October 01 (Thursday) – Adhi-Vap Full Moon Poya Day

October 30 (Friday) – Milad-Un-Nabi (Holy Prophet’s Birthday)

October 30 (Friday) – Vap Full Moon Poya Day

November 14 (Saturday) – Deepavali Festival Day

November 29 (Sunday) – Ill Full Moon Poya Day

December 25 (Friday) – Christmas Day

December 29 (Tuesday) – Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day