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May Day in Sri Lanka

Labor Day is also known as International Workers’ Day and May Day. It’s a public holiday in many countries worldwide. It usually occurs around May 1, but several countries observe it on other dates.

Is May Day a Public Holiday?

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

In 2022, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

A young girl laying in the grass in the spring sun surrounded by daisies.

Labor Day is often used as a day to defend workers’ rights.

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About May Day

Read more about May Day.

May Day Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2014–2023.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2014ThuMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2015FriMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2016SunMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2017MonMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2018TueMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2019WedMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2020FriMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2021SatMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2022SunMay 1May DayPublic Holiday
2023MonMay 1May DayPublic 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.