Maldives Public Holidays

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Nalaguraidhoo Island, Maldives

Public Holidays in the Maldives

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.

Holiday Name

New Year's Day
National Day
Labour Day
Eid al-Fitr (Ramadan ends)
Independence Day
Hajj Day
Eid-ul-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Victory Day
Republic Day
Mawlid al-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet)

1 Jan
2 Jan
1 May
25 Jun
26 Jul
31 Aug
1 Sept
3 Nov
11 Nov
12 Dec

Latest update on this honeymoon destination: 17 February, 2017
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