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Eid-ul Al'haa

Eid-ul Al’haa 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Maldives

In Maldives, Eid-ul Al’haa, the local name for Eid al Adha, is a public holiday. This is the “feast of sacrifice”, celebrating the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael to Allah as told by the Koran.

202416 JunSunEid-ul Al'haa
17 Jun to 19 JunMon to WedEid-ul Al'haa Holiday
20256 JunFriEid-ul Al'haa
7 Jun to 9 JunSat to MonEid-ul Al'haa Holiday
202627 MayWedEid-ul Al'haa
28 May to 30 MayThu to SatEid-ul Al'haa Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Although morning prayer sessions, dressing up in new clothes, exchanging small gifts, and sacrificing an animal to feast on and share with the poor, are practiced in Maldives as in other lands, Maldives has some unique traditions as well.

Practically every island in the archipelago has its own traditions, often including street carnivals, dancing, singing, music concerts, donning colourful costumes, and putting on cultural programs.

Also, there are many sports competitions, including of the traditional Maldivian game “bai bala”, which involves members of one team attempting to tag members of the opposing team within a sand circle.

Previous Years

202329 JunThuEid-ul Al'haa
30 Jun to 1 JulFri to SatEid-ul Al'haa Holiday
20229 JulSatEid-ul Al'haa
10 Jul to 12 JulSun to TueEid-ul Al'haa Holiday