Deepavali ou Diwali -
Dimanche 27 Octobre 2019
Cartes/Fleurs : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days. NOT a public holiday
Fête Nationale -
Mardi 29 Octobre 2019
Jour férié laïc : After the Portuguese invaded Maldives and killed the reigning Sultan in 1558, the Maldives was under Portuguese colonial rule until Muhmmad Thakurufaanu liberated Maldives in 1573. He and his companions arrived in Malé and ended the colonial rule of fifteen years. It is celebrated on its Islamic date, 1 Rabeeul Awwal.
In 2007, called Proud to be Dhivehin Day .