Update ( 1st January 2016) : I have been notified that the government has brought a change in the list initially published. The Thaipoosam Cavadee ( Sunday 24 January) has been declared public holiday and has replaced the Virasha Pirappu ( celebrated on Thursday 14 April) in the official list of public holidays. Updated list & article featured below.
Among the cabinet decisions taken on the 12th June 2015 and above-mentioned amendments, the list of public holidays for the year 2016 is as follows :
As you can see above, 6 public holidays will fall during weekends as compared to 4 applicable the current year 2015. And of course, Eid-Ul-Fitr will be celebrated depending on the visibility of the moon.
Bon weekend everyone!