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Janmashtami in Sri Lanka

Krishna Janmashtami (Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Astami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanthi, Janmashtami) is one of the most important Hindu festivals that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Hindu month of Bhadrava, which is usually in August or September.

Is Janmashtami a Public Holiday?

Janmashtami is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Krishna is the eight incarnation of the god Vishnu.

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About Janmashtami

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Janmashtami Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2021.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatSep 5JanmashtamiHindu Holiday
2016ThuAug 25JanmashtamiHindu Holiday
2017MonAug 14JanmashtamiHindu Holiday
2018SunSep 2JanmashtamiHindu Holiday
2019SatAug 24JanmashtamiHindu Holiday
2020TueAug 11JanmashtamiHindu Holiday
2021MonAug 30JanmashtamiHindu Holiday

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