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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Maldives public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of July 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Maldives public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Maldives public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Maldives Public Holidays July 28 and August 15

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has declared Sunday, July 28, 2019, and Thursday, August 15, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holidays in the Maldives.
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  • May
  • 2
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  • Maldives Public Holiday May 5

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Maldives' President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has declared Sunday, May 5, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday ("to allow more time for people to undertake preparations for the month of Ramadan").
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  • Apr
  • 4
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  • Maldives Public Holiday April 7

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Maldives' President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has declared Sunday, April 7, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, on account of the Parliamentary Election, the day before ("since a number of government employees and citizens would be working tirelessly at the Parliamentary Election on Saturday, April 6th").
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Maldives February 7 Public Holiday

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Maldives Chief Communications Strategist at the President’s Office and the President’s Spokesperson, Ibrahim Hoodh, have announced this Monday that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared Thursday, February 7, 2019, a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, on account of the day of the formal inauguration of the Parliament for the year 2019.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Maldives 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Maldives Department of Information (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its annual list of official public holidays in the Maldives for the calendar year 2019.
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2018

  • Nov
  • 17
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  • Maldives Public Holiday November 18

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Maldives' president-elect, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, has declared tomorrow Sunday, November 18, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, on account of his victory in today's Presidential Election.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Maldives Public Holiday September 18

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has declared a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, "in celebration of the victory of the Maldives’ National Football Team in the SAFF Suzuki Cup".
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  • Aug
  • 12
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  • Maldives Public Holiday September 23

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - Maldives President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has declared Sunday, September 23, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, on account of the Presidential Elections 2018.
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  • Aug
  • 10
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  • Maldives Supreme Court Rejects September 23 Public Holiday

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Supreme Court of the Maldives has thrown out a case filed by a former Attorney General of the Maldives, Husnu Al Suood, petitioning the court to declare the day of the upcoming Presidential Election, September 23, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Maldives 2018 Mulls Eid-al-Adha Public Holidays Extension

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has confirmed that the upcoming Eid-al-Adha annual public holidays of the Maldives, would be extended by a day.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Maldives 2018 Mulls Eid-al-Adha Public Holidays Extension

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has announced that he would extend the upcoming Eid-al-Adha annual public holidays of the Maldives, by a day, should the 1st of Zul-Hijja falls on August 12, 2018.
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  • Jul
  • 28
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  • Maldives Declares Public Holiday July 29

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has declared an additional one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, "due to the Independence Day festivities being postponed to Saturday evening, 28th July".
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Maldives 2018 Mulls Ramadan Public Holidays Extension

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has announced that he would extend the upcoming beginning of Ramadan annual public holiday of the Maldives, by 1 day, should the first day of Ramadan fall on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Maldives 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Maldives Department of Information (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its annual list of official public holidays in the Maldives for the calendar year 2018.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Maldives Public Holiday December 31

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Maldives President's Office has released a communique that the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, had declared Sunday, December 31, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives.
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Maldives 2017 Ramadan Public Holidays Extended

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has decided to extend the upcoming Eid ul-Fitr holidays annual public holidays in the Maldives, by 2 days, by declaring additional non-working public holidays in the Maldives on Wednesday and Thursday, June 28 and 29, 2017.
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  • May
  • 6
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  • Maldives Public Holiday May 7

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has decided to declare Sunday, May 7, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives "as a high number of government employees and the public were involved in conducting the local council elections held today".
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Maldives 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Maldives Department of Information (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its annual list of official public holidays in the Maldives for the calendar year 2017.
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2016

  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Maldives September 18 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Government of the Maldives has issued a press release (Ref: 2016-354) ruling-out any further extension of the current Eid ul-Alhaa non-working public holidays of the Maldives ("Government offices to reopen on Sunday Government offices will reopen on Sunday, 18th September after the Eid ul-Alhaa holidays").
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  • Aug
  • 30
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  • Maldives Eid Public Holidays Extended to September 17

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has decided to extend the upcoming Alhaa Eid holidays annual public holidays in the Maldives, by one day, by declaring an additional non-working public holiday in the Maldives on Friday, September 15, 2016.
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  • Jul
  • 28
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  • Maldives Public Holidays July 31

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has decided to extend the upcoming Independence Day annual public holidays in the Maldives, by one more day, by declaring an additional non-working public holiday in the Maldives on Sunday, July 31, 2016.
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  • Jul
  • 12
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  • Maldives Public Holidays July 26-30

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has decided to extend the upcoming Independence Day annual public holidays in the Maldives and link it to the following weekend by declaring additional non-working public holidays in the Maldives on Thursday, July 28, 2016.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Maldives 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Maldives Department of Information (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its annual list of official public holidays in the Maldives for the calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Maldives Restores 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - Maldivian President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has once again changed the dates of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holidays in the Maldives, and announced via the Twitter account of President's Office Spokesperson, Ibrahim Muaz Ali, that September 20-21-22 would once again be non-working public holidays in the Maldives, and that Sunday, September 27, 2015, would be kept as a government public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 14
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  • Maldives Cuts 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - Following last night's surprise announcement of a change in the date of the upcoming Eid al Adha by Saudi Arabia, Maldivian President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has decided to cancel the recent declaration of September 20-21-22 as non-working public holidays in the Maldives, and instead declare Sunday, September 27, 2015, as a one-off non-working public sector holiday in the Maldives.
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  • Sep
  • 6
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  • Maldives Extends 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The spokesperson for the Office of the President of the Maldives, Ibrahim Muaz Ali, has twitted that President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom had decided to extend the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual public holidays in the Maldives and link it to the previous weekend by declaring additional non-working public holidays in the Maldives on Sunday and Monday, September 20 and 21, 2015.
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Maldives March 2 Public Holiday

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has not yet issued a press communique indicating that, in line with past practice, though not last year's, Monday, March 2, 2015, would be declared a one-off public holiday in the Maldives to coincide with the year's first sitting of the People's Majlis.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Maldives 2015 Public Holidays Amended

    Maldives Ministry of Islamic Affairs (Male) - The Ministry of Islamic Affairs of the government of the Maldives has amended the recently-released annual list of official public holidays in the Maldives for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Maldives 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Maldives Department of Information (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its annual list of official public holidays in the Maldives for the calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Maldives Public Holidays December 7-8

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen, has released a communique declaring Sunday and Monday, December 7 and 8, 2014, as one-off non-working public holidays in the Maldives.
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  • Jul
  • 11
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  • Maldives Extends 2014 Ramadan Public Holidays

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives has released a communique indicating that the upcoming Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays in the Maldives would once again be extended to link-up with both the preceding Independence Day public holidays, and with the subsequent weekend.
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Maldives March 3 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has issued a press communiqué indicating that, contrary to past practice, Monday, March 3, 2014, would not be declared a one-off public holiday in the Maldives to coincide with the year's first sitting of the People's Majlis.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Maldives 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Maldives Department of Information (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its annual list of official public holidays for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Maldives Public Holiday November 17

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, has issued press communique 2013-512 indicating that Sunday, November 17, 2013, had been declared as another one-off non-working public holiday in the Maldives, on account of the second round of this year's presidential election.
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  • Oct
  • 8
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  • Maldives Public Holiday October 13

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, has issued a press communique indicating that Sunday, October 13, 2013, would be a one-off public holiday in the Maldives, to link the upcoming Eid ul-Ad'haa (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays with the preceding weekend.
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  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Maldives Public Holiday September 8

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, has issued a press communique indicating that Sunday, September 8, 2013, would be a one-off public holiday in the Maldives, on account that this year's presidential election.
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  • Jul
  • 24
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  • Maldives July 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, has issued a press communique indicating that Sunday, July 28, 2013, would not be another one-off public holiday in the Maldives, on account that this year's Maldives' Independence Day annual public holiday falling on a weekend.
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  • Feb
  • 25
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  • Maldives Public Holiday March 4

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, has issued a press communique indicating that Monday, March 4, 2013, had been declared a one-off public holiday to once again coincide with the year's first sitting of the People's Majlis.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Maldives 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Maldives Department of Information (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2013.
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2012

  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Maldives Ramadan Public Holidays Recuperation

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives has released a communique confirming that Saturday, September 15, 2012, would be a regular working day, in compensation for last month's declaration of August 22 and 23 declaration as non-working public holidays to link the Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays with the nearby weekend.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Maldives Extends 2012 Ramadan Public Holidays

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives has released a communique indicating that Wednesday and Thursday, August 22 and 23, 2012, had been declared as non-working public holidays to link the upcoming Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays with the subsequent weekend.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Maldives Public Holiday May 1st

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed, has released a communique indicating that, as announced last year, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, the date of this year's Labour Day, would be a non-working public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Maldives March 19 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed, has released a communique indicating that Monday, March 19, 2012, the date of this year's first sitting of the People's Majlis, would not also be declared a one-off public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 22
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  • Maldives Public Holiday March 1

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed, has released a press communique indicating that Thursday, March 1, 2012, had been declared a one-off public holiday as the first sitting of the People's Majlis for the current year will be held on that date.
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  • Feb
  • 16
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  • Maldives Public Holiday February 26

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Government of the Maldives has announced that it had declared Sunday, February 26, 2012, as an additional official non-working public holiday in the Maldives.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Maldives 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Maldives Department of Information (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2012.
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2011

  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Maldives Declare May 1st Public Holiday

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has declared that May 1st, Labour Day, would be an official public holiday in the Maldives from this year onward.
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  • Feb
  • 22
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  • Maldives Declares March 3 Public Holiday

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has released a press communique indicating that Thursday, March 3, 2011, had been declared a one-off public holiday as the first sitting of the People's Majlis for the year will be held on that date.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Maldives 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Maldives Department of Information (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2011.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Maldives Confirms November 27 Working Day

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Maldives' President's Office has released a press release confirming that Saturday, November 27, 2010, would be a regular working day.
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  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Maldives Bank Holidays November 11-20

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has announced that it, and all banks in the Maldives, would remain closed from Thursday, November 11, until Saturday, November 20, 2010, inclusively.
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  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Maldives Declare November 14 Public Holiday

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has declared Sunday, November 14, 2010, as a one-off public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 22
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  • Maldives Declare March 1st Public Holiday

    Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male) - The Office of the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has released a press communique indicating that Monday, March 1, 2010, had been declared a one-off public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Maldives 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    President's Office (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2010.
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2009

  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Maldives Declare May 10 Public Holiday

    Miadhu News (Male) - Following a request from the Maldives' Elections Commission, President Nasheed has declared that Sunday, May 10, 2009, would be a public holiday throughout the Maldives.
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  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Maldives SAARC Summit Likely To Be Delayed

    Miadhu News (Male) - The Maldives's foreign minister, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, has indicated that the 16 SAARC Summit, originally scheduled for October 2009, would likely need to be moved to the first quarter of 2010.
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  • Mar
  • 2
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  • Maldives Declare March 2 Public Holiday

    President's Office (Male) - Late last night, Maldives' President Nasheed declared Monday, March 2, 2009, as a one-off public holiday to coincide with its Presidential Address to the People's Majlis (parliament).
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Maldives 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Maldives Department of Information (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2009.
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2008

  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Maldives Public Holiday Following Death Of Former President Ibrahim Nasir

    The President's Office (Male) - Following the death, earlier today, of former President Ibrahim Nasir, the current President of the Maldives has declared a public holiday for tomorrow, Sunday, November 23, 2008, as well as 7 days of national mourning.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Maldives One-Off Public Holidays October 28-29

    Minivan (Malé) - The President of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, acting on a request of the Elections Commission, has declared Tuesday, October 28, the date of second-round voting in presidential elections, and the day after, Wednesday, October 29, 2008, as one-off public holidays.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Maldives Run-Off Election Could Be Brought Forward

    Minivan (Malé) - The Elections Commissioner of the Maldives, Mohamed Ibrahim, is quoted as saying that the second round of presidential elections might be held earlier than the announced October 29 date, due to a conflict with school exams (most schools serve as polling stations).
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  • Oct
  • 2
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  • Maldives Public Holidays October 8-9

    MinivanNews (Malé) - Following a request from the Elections Commission, Maldives' President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has declared Wednesday and Thursday, October 8 and 9, 2008, as one-off public holidays on the occasion of the nation's first multi-party election, set for October 8.
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  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Maldives Announce October 8 Presidential Elections

    Miadhu News (Male) - The Commissioner of Elections of the Maldives has announced the date for the first ever multiparty contested presidential election in the Maldives, to be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2008.
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  • Aug
  • 6
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  • Maldives Declare Public Holiday For Tomorrow's Constitution Ratification

    High Commission of the Republic of Maldives in the UK - The President of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, has declared tomorrow, Thursday, August 7, 2008, a one-off public holiday in the Maldives to coincide with the ratification of the new Constitution.
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  • Jul
  • 30
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  • Maldives Constitution Ratification On August 7

    Maldives President's Office - The President of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, has issued a communique announcing that in all likelihood, he would be ratifying the new constitution of the Maldives on Thursday, August 7, 2008.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Maldives Declare June 15 Public Holiday To Celebrate SAFF Championship

    Maldives' Ministry of Legal Reform, Information and Arts - Following the Maldives' National team winning of the 2008 SAFF championship, President Gayyoom declared tomorrow, Sunday, June 15, 2008, as a one-off public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Maldives 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    Maldives Department of Information (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2008.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Maldives Change Dates of Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

    Government of the Maldives - The President of the Maldives announced that the Eid al-Adha public holidays would be moved a day earlier, so that the general public holiday of Haj Day will therefore take place on Tuesday December 18, followed by the general public holiday of Eid al-Adha on Wednesday December 19.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Maldives Declare October 15 Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    Haveeru - President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has announced that, since the Eid-ul-Fitr day is due to fall on a Friday, the following Monday (October 15) would be a Government holiday to give Government employees an additional day off from work.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Maldives National Day Public Holiday Theme Chosen

    Aafathis News - The theme for National Day has been declared, as Proud to be Dhivehin, and will be printed on all official correspondences and Government documents for a period of one-year starting from this year's National Day, 1st of Rabeeul Awwal of the Hijri Calendar, which falls on Tuesday, 20 March 2007.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Maldives 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    Maldives Department of Information (Male) - The government of the Maldives has released its official list of public holidays for the calendar year 2007.
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2006

  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Maldives Declare October 22 and 26 Bridge Public Holidays

    President's Office - The President's Office issued a directive making Sunday, October 22, and Thursday, October 26, 2006, one-off bridge public holidays, to link this year's Eid al Fitr holidays that are to be observed October 23-25.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Maldives Declare January 8 Bridge Public Holiday

    President's Office - Earlier today, the President's Office issued a directive making Sunday, January 8, 2006 a one-off bridge public holiday, to link this year's Eid al Adha public holiday.
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2005

  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Maldives Declare July 28 Bridge Public Holiday

    President's Office (Male) - Earlier today, the President's Office issued a directive making Thursday, July 28, 2005, a one-off bridge public holiday, to link with this year's Independence Day public holiday.
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2000

  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Maldives' President Declares Republic Day Day In Lieu

    President's Office - Following the public holidays review, earlier this year, the President's Office has announced that Sunday, November 12, 2000, will be a day in lieu public holiday as this year's Republic Day, November 11th falls on a weekend.
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  • Jun
  • 8
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  • Maldives Add New "Embracing of Islam" Public Holiday

    President's Office - The Cabinet of the Maldives has decided to observe the 2nd day of the month of Rabeeu'l Aakhir, from this year onwards, as the Anniversary of the Day the Maldives Embraced Islam.
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See also: Maldives bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Maldives)