Ihuru Island, Maldives Ihuru Island, Maldives – Image courtesy of Angsana Resort

Maldives Public Holidays

Muslim holidays occur according to local sightings of phases of the moon.

The dates given below are based on the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia and may be subject to local variations such as holidays starting a day later. Many Muslim holidays, especially the Eids, last between 3 and 4 days.

Note: The Muslim day starts at sunset and not at midnight; therefore the holidays listed here actually begin the evening before the displayed date. Weekends in the Maldives are Friday and Saturdays.

Plan to avoid a crowded public holiday period or join the celebrations – the choice is yours.

List of Maldives Public Holidays in 2019

Date
1 Jan
1 May
6 May
4 Jun
5-6 Jun
26 Jul
27 Jul
10 Aug
11 Aug
12-14 Aug
31 Aug
29 Oct
3 Nov
9 Nov
11 Nov
29 Nov

Day
Tue
Wed
Mon
Tue
Wed, Thu
Fri
Sat
Sat
Sun
Mon - Wed
Sat
Tue
Sun
Sat
Mon
Fri

Holiday
New Year's Day
Labour Day
First of Ramazan (Ramadan)
Eid ul-Fitr (Ramadan ends)
Eid ul-Fitr Holiday
Independence Day
Independence Day Holiday
Hajj Day
Eid-ul-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Eid-ul-Adha Holiday
Islamic New Year
National Day
Victory Day
Mawlid al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet)
Republic Day
The Day Maldives Embraced Islam


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Latest update: Maldives Public Holidays: 17 April, 2019


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