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Maldives Cuts 2015 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

Source: Maldives President's Office Press Release (Male)
Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015
Updated: Monday, January 8, 2018

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.

Earlier this month (2015-09-06), 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 ("Al'ha Eid bandhaa gulhigen, muvazzafunnah luifaseyha ah takai Sept 20 adhi 21, sarukaaru bandhu dhedhuvas kamugai Raees nimmavaifi"), thus extending the previously-announced (2015-01-06 and 2015-01-21) dates for the 2015 Eid al-Adha annual non-working public holidays in the Maldives.

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