| Year 2007
April 13 -14
May 1 - 2
|New Year's Day
Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Independence Commemoration Day
Milad un-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet)
Sinhala and Tamil New Year.
Vesak Poya Days
(a) Although not official, Poya holidays are observed
on the day of each full moon. Generally, Hindu and Buddhist festivals
are scheduled in accordance with local astronomical observations and often
only possible to forecast the rough time of their occurrence.
(b) Muslim festivals are scheduled in accordance with local sightings of various
phases of the moon and the dates above are estimations. During
the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid
al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night.
Usual business patterns may be changed or stopped; however, since Sri
Lanka is not a predominantly Muslim country, the changes are unlikely to cause