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Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) in Maldives

Sunni Muslims observe the Prophet Muhammed's (also known as Mohammed or Muhammad) birthday on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal, while Shi'a Muslims mark it on the 17th of this month. Muhammed is believed to be the last prophet.

Is Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) a Public Holiday?

Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

The Prophet Muhammed was born in Mecca, a city in Saudi Arabia that is revered as holy by Muslims.


About Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)

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Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017FriDec 1Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Public Holiday
2018TueNov 20Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Public Holiday
2019SatNov 9Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Public Holiday
2020ThuOct 29Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)Public Holiday
2021MonOct 18Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2022SatOct 8Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2023WedSep 27Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2024MonSep 16Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2025FriSep 5Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2026WedAug 26Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2027SunAug 15Milad un Nabi (Mawlid) (Tentative Date)Public Holiday

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