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Bank and Public Holidays for Maldives

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A preview of the Maldives bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2023, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Maldives Public Holidays in 2023 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day Government
Mar.    Thu Beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan
Apr.    Fri Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Sat On the Occasion of Eid ul-Fitr Government
        Sun On the Occasion of Eid ul-Fitr Government
May     Mon Labour Day
June    Tue Hajj Day
        Wed Eid ul-Ad'haa (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Thu On the Occasion of Eid ul-Ad'haa Government
        Fri On the Occasion of Eid ul-Ad'haa Government
July    Sat On the Occasion of Eid ul-Ad'haa Government
        Wed Islamic New Year 1445 (Hijri) Government
        Wed Independence Day
        Thu On the Occasion of Independence Day Government
Sep.    Sat National Day
        Sun Due to National Day falling on a holiday
        Wed The Prophet's Birthday
Oct.    Tue The Day Maldives Embraced Islam
Nov.    Fri Victory Day
        Sat Republic Day
        Sun Due to Republic Day falling on a holiday
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

04 Apr 2019 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").  21 Jan 2019 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.  09 Jan 2019 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.  17 Nov 2018 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.  16 Sep 2018 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".  12 Aug 2018 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.  10 Aug 2018 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.  08 Aug 2018 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.  01 Aug 2018 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.  28 Jul 2018 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".  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Maldives public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Weekends in the Maldives are Fridays and Saturdays.  Bridge Public Holidays: Over the years, the President has often declared Sundays or Thursdays, one-off bridge public holidays, to link a nearby week-end (Fri/Sat) with another public holiday, particularly the multi-day Eid public holidays.  Maldives International Codes MV and MDV (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .mv (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Maldives information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Maldives maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Maldives), and Wikipedia (includes Maldives commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Maldives, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Maldives that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Maldives were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2023 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Maldives, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Maldives, before planning any trip to Maldives. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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