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Mahasivarathri Day 2024 in Sri Lanka

Maha Shivratri is an annual festival honoring Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction. People celebrate by fasting for a whole day and staying awake all night. They also chant hymns and sing devotional songs, called bhajans.

Is Mahasivarathri Day a Public Holiday?

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

The Hindu god Shiva is one of the three main gods in Hindu mythology.


About Mahasivarathri Day

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Mahasivarathri Day Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2014–2024.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2014ThuFeb 27Mahasivarathri DayPublic Holiday
2015TueFeb 17Mahasivarathri DayPublic Holiday
2016MonMar 7Mahasivarathri DayPublic Holiday
2017FriFeb 24Mahasivarathri DayPublic Holiday
2018TueFeb 13Mahasivarathri DayPublic Holiday
2019MonMar 4Mahasivarathri DayPublic Holiday
2020FriFeb 21Mahasivarathri DayPublic Holiday
2021ThuMar 11Mahasivarathri DayPublic Holiday
2022TueMar 1Mahasivarathri DayPublic Holiday
2023SatFeb 18Mahasivarathri DayPublic Holiday
2024FriMar 8Mahasivarathri DayPublic Holiday

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