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Deepavali 2023 in Sri Lanka

Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali, or the Festival of Lights. It is celebrated in October or November each year. Diwali celebrations can last for about five days.

Is Deepavali a Public Holiday?

Deepavali is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2023, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Dipa oil lamps are often lit for Diwali celebrations.


About Deepavali

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Deepavali Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2014–2024.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2014WedOct 22DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2015TueNov 10DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2016SatOct 29DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2017WedOct 18DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2018TueNov 6DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2019SunOct 27DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2020SatNov 14DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2021ThuNov 4DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2022MonOct 24DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2023SunNov 12DeepavaliPublic Holiday
2024ThuOct 31DeepavaliPublic Holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.