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Eid-ul Fithr
Maldives

Eid-ul Fithr 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Maldives

As in other Muslim countries, Maldives has Eid al Fitr, also spelled Eid ul Fithr, as a public holiday. This is one of the high days of the whole Islamic year, being the day immediately following the fasting and prayer of the month of Ramadan. “Eid” is a time of feasting, rejoicing, and celebrating.

YearDateDayHoliday
202113 MayThuEid-ul Fithr
20222 MayMonEid-ul Fithr
3 May to 4 MayTue to WedEid-ul Fithr Holiday
202321 AprFriEid-ul Fithr
22 Apr to 23 AprSat to SunEid-ul Fithr Holiday
202410 AprWedEid-ul Fithr
11 Apr to 12 AprThu to FriEid-ul Fithr Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The first day of the month of Shawwal, Eid al Fitr is a day that most in Maldives will spend with family and friends. But it is also a time to give food donations of rice or other foods to the poor. Many also give the equivalent in local currency instead. This donation is very important religiously and is called the “fitr zakaath” in the local language.

On Eid al Fitr morning, Muslims in Maldives engage in morning prayers and then attend mosque, where they hear a sermon and pray corporately. After mosque, people visit the houses of friends and relatives, give out gifts to children and others, and call relatives who live far away on the telephone to wish them “Happy Eid!” The visitations last for three days straight.

Wearing new clothes, enjoying special meals at home together as a family, and playing traditional festive games are also a part of the celebrations.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 MaySunEid-ul Fithr
25 May to 26 MayMon to TueEid-ul Fithr Holiday
20194 JunTueEid-ul Fithr
5 Jun to 6 JunWed to ThuEid-ul Fithr Holiday
201815 JunFriEid-ul Fithr
201725 JunSunEid-ul Fithr