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Holidays & Observances in The Maldives

The Maldives is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is made up of over a thousand islands, about 200 of which are inhabited. A vast majority of the population practices Islam, but Buddhism and Hinduism have both helped shape the culture of the Maldives, brought to the country by nearby countries before Islam arrived. Today Islam is integrated into every part of the culture, and its holidays are extremely important.


Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Eid al-Fitr Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Eid al-Adha Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Independence Day Maldives Public