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Maldives bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, 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 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day Government
        Sun The Day Maldives Embraced Islam Holiday
May     Mon Labour Day
        Sun Public Holiday (Local Council Elections)
        Sat Begining of the Holy Month of Ramadan
June    Sun Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Mon On the Occasion of Eid ul-Fitr Government
        Tue On the Occasion of Eid ul-Fitr Government
        Wed On the Occasion of Eid ul-Fitr Government
        Thu On the Occasion of Eid ul-Fitr Government
        Fri On the Occasion of Eid ul-Fitr Government
July  1 Sat On the Occasion of Eid ul-Fitr Government
     26 Wed Independence Day
     27 Thu On the Occasion of Independence Day Government
Aug. 31 Thu Hajj Day
Sep.  1 Fri Eid ul-Ad'haa (Feast of Sacrifice)
      2 Sat On the Occasion of Eid ul-Ad'haa Government
      3 Sun On the Occasion of Eid ul-Ad'haa Government
      4 Mon On the Occasion of Eid ul-Ad'haa Government
     21 Thu Islamic New Year 1439 (Hijri) Government
Nov.  3 Fri Victory Day
     11 Sat Republic Day
     12 Sun Due to Republic Day falling on a holiday
     19 Sun National Day
     30 Thu The Prophet's Birthday
Dec. 20 Wed The Day Maldives Embraced Islam
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

06 Jun 2017 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.  06 May 2017 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".  09 Jan 2017 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.  17 Sep 2016 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").  30 Aug 2016 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.  28 Jul 2016 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.  12 Jul 2016 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.  04 Jan 2016 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.  15 Sep 2015 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.  14 Sep 2015 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.    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 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, 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 2017 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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