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Maldives Public Holidays
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 Year 2007
January 1
January 20
March 20
March 31
April 19
July 26
September 13
October 13
November 3
November 11
December 19
December 20
New Year’s Day
Islamic New Year
National Day.
The Prophet's Birthday
Embracing of Islam Day
Independence Day
Eid al Fitr
Victory Day
Republic Day
Hijj Day
Eid al Adha

Muslim festivals are scheduled in accordance with local sightings of diverse phases of the moon and the dates listed above are estimations. During the lunar month of Ramadan preceding Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast in the evening, therefore regular business patterns may be interrupted.

Many restaurants are closed by day and drinking in public is very restricted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself; however, this is commonly not likely to affect islanders' lives. Eid al-Fitr and Eid el-Kebir may last from 2 to 10 days, depending upon each region.
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