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Eid-ul Al'haa
Maldives

Eid-ul Al’haa 2021, 2022 and 2023 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.

YearDateDayHoliday
202120 JulTueEid-ul Al'haa
20229 JulSatEid-ul Al'haa
10 Jul to 12 JulSun to TueEid-ul Al'haa Holiday
202328 JunWedEid-ul Al'haa
29 Jun to 1 JulThu to SatEid-ul Al'haa Holiday
202416 JunSunEid-ul Al'haa
17 Jun to 19 JunMon to WedEid-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

YearDateDayHoliday
202031 JulFriEid-ul Al'haa
2 Aug to 3 AugSun to MonEid-ul Al'haa Holiday
201911 AugSunEid-ul Al'haa
12 Aug to 14 AugMon to WedEid-ul Al'haa Holiday
201821 AugTueEid-ul Al'haa
20171 SepFriEid-ul Al'haa