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Most holidays are scheduled using Islamic lunar calendar and the dates are different from year to year.

The foremost religious event is Ramadan (known as rorda mas), the Islamic month of fasting.

Other important events are Kuda Id, the sighting of the new moon which is celebrated at the end of Ramadan, and the Prophet's Birthday, which honours the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.

Fixed holiday dates include:
National Day (the day Mohammed Thakurufaan and his men ousted the Portuguese on Male in 1573, the 1st day of the 3rd month of the lunar calendar)
Victory Day (victory over Sri Lankan mercenaries who attempted to depose the Maldivian government on November 3, 1988)
Republic Day (which commemorates the current republic, founded
on November 11, 1968)