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Eid al-Fitr in Sri Lanka

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Is Eid al-Fitr a Public Holiday?

Eid al-Fitr is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Muslim child and mother expressing joy.

Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.

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About Eid al-Fitr

Read more about Eid al-Fitr.

Eid al-Fitr Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2020.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatJul 18Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2016WedJul 6Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2017MonJun 26Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2018FriJun 15Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2019WedJun 5Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday
2020SunMay 24Eid al-FitrPublic Holiday

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