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Public Holidays in Maldives in 2018

Maldives Upcoming Holidays in Maldives

Note Observance of fasting during the month of Ramadan is currently in effect. This may affect the length of working hours.

Eid-ul Fithr
Eid al-Fitr

15 June 2018 This National holiday is in 20 days. The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Independence Day
Independence Day

26 July 2018 This National holiday is in 61 days. The Maldives gained independence from the British on 26 July 1965, following 77 years a...

Hajj Day
Arafat Day

21 August 2018 This National holiday is in 87 days. Second day of the Hajj pilgrimage. Named after the geographical area Arafa where the Pr...

Maldives List of national public holidays of Maldives in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Tuesday May 01 Workers' Day
Wednesday May 16 First of Ramazan
Thursday May 17 Ramazan Holiday If Ramadan starts on 16 May
Friday June 15 Eid-ul Fithr End of Ramadan
Thursday July 26 Independence Day
Tuesday August 21 Hajj Day Date to be confirmed. Arafat (Haj) Day
Wednesday August 22 Eid-ul Al'haa Sacrifice Feast
Tuesday September 11 Islamic New Year Islamic New Year
Saturday November 03 Victory Day
Friday November 09 Qaumee Dhuvas First day of the month of Rabi' al-awwaw
Sunday November 11 Republic Day
Tuesday November 20 Mawlid al-Nabi
Saturday December 08 The Day Maldives Embraced Islam First day of the month of Rabi' al-thani
Monday December 31 New Year's Eve Banks are closed

Key

National Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sightings and may differ from the date given
  • The weekend is observed on a Friday and Saturday

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