Maldives Public Holidays

The list of Maldives bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the year 2012


01 January - New Year Holiday

24 January - National Day

04 February - Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday

24 March - The Day Maldives Embraced Islam

26 July - Independence Day

19 August - Beginning of Ramadan

31 September - Fit’r Eid Day

03 November - Victory Day

04 November - Haj Day

06 November - Al’h’aa Eid Day

11 November - Republic Day

15 November - Islamic New Year Holiday


NOTE: Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Many restaurants are closed during the day and there may be restrictions on smoking and drinking. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last anything from two to 10 days, depending on the region.


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