Maldives Holidays and Festivals – Enjoy new experiences- indulge in relaxation

The Republic of Maldives is known for its natural beauty and if you are planning to visit this mesmerizing island you should also be aware of their holidays which revolve around and are influenced by the Islamic faith. Every religious festival and national occasions are celebrated with the same enthusiasm and a sense of unity emanates from these enthusiastic celebrations.

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Muslim calendar and Muslims fast for 30 days during this period and it is considered one of the most important events in this country. Maldives being a predominantly Muslim nation, the government offices in this country open between 9 am and 1.30 pm and private offices close by 3:00 pm. At the end of Ramadan, Eid festival is celebrated; this is the best feast of the year and the best time to explore the cultural splendours of Maldives’ religious faith.

The Kuda Eid Festival in Maldives is one of the famous and richly celebrated annual events in the Republic of Maldives. It is also known as Fithru Eid and marks the end of Ramadan fasting time that runs throughout an entire period of the month among the Muslims. Since Maldives is a Muslim country the Ramadan festival is celebrated grandly across the entire nation. The popular Kuda Eid Festival lasts for three continuous days.

Another one of the most important days in the calendar is the Independence Day. After 77 years as a British protectorate, The Maldives gained independence from the British on July 26, 1965. On this day islands are filled with performances, food and festivals, parades with natives from all walks of life rejoicing together. Kandolhu Island Maldives is one of the popular Maldives luxury resort has to offer during this festive time for visiting guests to stay and be part of this eventful national ceremony.


Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+