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Labour Day
Maldives

Labour Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Maldives

Labour Day is an official public holiday in the Maldives. It is generally observed on 1 May, but if it falls on a Friday or Saturday, which are weekend days in Muslim countries, the holiday is observed either on the preceding Thursday or the following Sunday. This creates a three-day weekend for workers who appreciate a longer break.

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 MaySatLabour Day
20221 MaySunLabour Day
20231 MayMonLabour Day
20241 MayWedLabour Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Maldivian labour law also requires that if someone has to work on a national holiday, he or she must be given 150 percent of their normal pay rate. Otherwise, they get a paid day off at their regular pay rate.

Sadly, there are reports of extensive child and forced labour problems in The Maldives. These are obviously issues that Labour Day reform efforts need to focus on in this country.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 MayFriLabour Day
20191 MayWedLabour Day
20181 MayTueLabour Day
20171 MayMonLabour Day