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New Year's Day
Maldives

New Year’s Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Maldives

The Maldives observes New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 JanFriNew Year's Day
20221 JanSatNew Year's Day
20231 JanSunNew Year's Day
20241 JanMonNew Year's Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

You might think that in a remote place like Maldives 1 January would be of no significance, but this is not at all the case. Here too, the countdown to the new year on 31 December is an occasion for festivity and celebration.

On New Year’s Eve, the streets fill up with celebrants and become one big public party. Singing, dancing, drumming, and other musical and cultural performances take place on the main island’s streets, and restaurants may stay open all night long to maximise business. Many in Maldives also hold private parties at home.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 JanWedNew Year's Day
20191 JanTueNew Year's Day
20181 JanMonNew Year's Day
20171 JanSunNew Year's Day