Festivals In Maldives

Festivals In Maldives: A true experience of the muslim’s culture reflects by the people of the Maldives. From People of maldives, ‘the greatness of the culture can be found from our festivals.’ and thats true, moreover as a vistor, that if you want to know more about the people of the maldives then you have to attend and understand their festival’s

Festivals In Maldives

Few Famous Festivals In Maldives :

Here’s a list of few famous festivals of Maldives that you must know before visiting maldives.

  • Eid-Ul Fitr
  • Eid-Ul-Adha
  • The Day Maldives Embraced Islam
  • Independence Day Of Maldives: (26 July)
  • National Day: (17 – 18 October 2020)
  • Ramadan
  • Bodu Eid

Eid-Ul Fitr:

In the Maldives, Eid-ul Fitr is also famous as kuda eid which is celebrated on the end of Ramadan and starting the first date of Shawwal from the Islamic calendar.
Also, Kuda indicates the new moon. Since the people of Maldives celebrate their festivals in their respective homes or with their relatives.

Eid-Ul Adha:

Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of the last month of the Islamic calendar, the last month is said to be Zil-Haj or Zul-Haj. However, this festival is mostly known for the animal sacrifice offered to please allah.
In this festival, people exchange meat of sacrifice animal from each other and distribute to the poor.

The Day Maldives Embraced Islam

This festival is on the 1st day of the fourth month (Rabi-al-Thani) in the Islamic calendar. Moreover, this festival encourages the religious unity of the Muslims.

Independance Day

The people of Maldives celebrate their independence on July 26th of every year. Also, this celebration will be into consideration National Security Services and National Cadet Corps. This day is also famous in every school of Maldives and there are also few performances by school children.

National Day

This day of Maldives is also famous as Qaumee Dhuvas, is a festival to honor the day when a local revolt forced the colonial Portuguese to leave the Maldives. National Day is on the first day of the month Rabi-ul-Awal which is the 3rd month of the Islamic calendar.


Ramadan festival is every 9th month of the Islamic calendar. Where in Ramadan Muslims observe fasting, charity, read Quran, charity, and many more good deeds that will be performed by the Muslims particularly on that month.
As most of the population of the Maldives being Muslim, the work of the government offices will be between only from 9 am to 1;30 pm.
Meanwhile, the visiting places like resorts or hotels will not be closed and this places can be visited by vistors.

Bodu Eid

Eid ul Adha is after the Hajj day. Its significance is from the importance with Hajj. In most of the islands of Maldives, the Eid-ul-Adha is popular as Bodu Eid.


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