Gazette issued announcing Public and Bank Holidays for 2020

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – An Extraordinary Gazette notification issued on Friday has announced the Public and Bank Holidays for the year 2020.

Wajira Abewardena, Minister of Internal & Home Affairs and Provincial Councils & Local Government had issued the gazette notification on 7th June.

According to the gazette notification, the list of Public and Bank Holidays for next year 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-Alha (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

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