All you need to know this Vesak

RepublicNext has got a list of must-know info about holidays and closures in this Vesak Season for your convenience.

  • 17th May (Friday) – The State Vesak Festival will commence at the Telwatta Purana Rathpath Rajamaha Viharaya, Hikkaduwa
  • 18th May (Saturday) – Public, Bank and Mercantile holiday (Vesak Full Moon Poya  Day)
  • 19th May ( Sunday) – Public, Bank and Mercantile holiday (Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day) Ten-year commemoration of civil war victory
  • 20th May (Monday) – Public and Special bank holiday (in lieu of the Day following Vesak Day)
  • All liquor shops across the island will be closed from the 17th to 20th of May due to Vesak

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