Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Maldives. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||The Day Maldives Embraced Islam|
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|27 May||Sat||First of Ramazan|
|25 Jun||Sun||Eid-ul Fithr|
|26 Jul||Wed||Independence Day|
|31 Aug||Thu||Hajj Day|
|1 Sep||Fri||Eid-ul Al'haa|
|21 Sep||Thu||Islamic New Year|
|3 Nov||Fri||Victory Day|
|11 Nov||Sat||Republic Day|
|12 Nov||Sun||Republic Day Holiday|
|19 Nov||Sun||National Day|
|1 Dec||Fri||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
|20 Dec||Wed||The Day Maldives Embraced Islam|
Public holidays in Maldives are regulated by the Office of the President and each year this office releases the official dates of the holidays to be celebrated the next year.
Many of the holidays celebrated in the Maldives are celebrated according to the lunar cycles. These cycles are calculated using the Umm al-Qura calendar of Saudi Arabia. It is not unusual for the President to deem several holidays throughout the year as multi-day celebrations.
Weekends are celebrated as Friday and Saturday in the Maldives. Fridays are considered by law as a non-working holiday each week. Holidays that fall on either a Friday or Saturday are generally moved to the prior Thursday or the next Sunday to extend the holiday celebration.
The Labor Laws of the Maldives requires that all employees are given a paid day off for national holidays. If an employee is required to work on a national holiday or a Friday, they are to be paid at a rate of one and one half their normal hourly rate for all hours worked. If the work performed on the Friday or national holiday is overtime work (work exceeding 40 hours) the employee must also receive premium pay for the overtime hours worked.
Experience the Floating Markets of Thailand
Shopping is a popular pastime in Thailand and massive malls and street markets can be found in virtually every part…
Relax on Malaysia’s Best Beaches
The nation of Malaysia is blessed with stunning tropical weather and intense natural beauty, making this the perfect destination for…
Discover Australia’s two longest passenger train routes
Travelling by train is a fantastic way to explore Australia. The country boasts a number of very efficient train services…
Why the date of Easter changes every year
Easter ranks among the most prominent holidays in the western world, and is considered by many to be the most…
A first-timer’s guide to AirBnB
AirBnB is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways for people around the world to book and rent travel…