Source: 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.
Earlier this month (06-Jan-2015), the government of the Maldives had released its annual list of official public holidays for the calendar year 2015 which, as usual (11-Jul-2014, 07-Jan-2013, 06-Jan-2012, 04-Jan-2011, 05-Jan-2010, 06-Jan-2009, 04-Jan-2008 and 05-Jan-2007), was meant to confirm the dates of the Maldives public holidays that are based on the Islamic calendar.
However, as per a last-minute communiqué by the Maldives Ministry of Islamic Affairs, "even though some calendars printed and distributed in Maldives conveys that 22nd January 2015 Thursday, 02nd of Rabee-ul-Akhir 1436 in the Islamic Calendar is a Holiday, it is actually not" and the aforementioned communiqué goes on to then state that "23rd of January 2015, that is the 02nd of Rabee-ul-Akhir 1436 of the Islamic Calendar is the day celebrated as the day Maldives embraced Islam".
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