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Sri Lanka Public Holidays
Sri Lanka Public Holidays -
 Year 2007
January 1
January 14
February 4
February 16
March 31
April 6
April 13 -14
April 14
May 1
May 1 - 2
December 25

New Year's Day
Tamil Thai Pongal Day
Independence Commemoration Day
Milad un-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet)
Good Friday
Sinhala and Tamil New Year.
May Day
Labour Day.
Vesak Poya Days
Christmas Day

(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 problems.
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