Ramadan 1440

Sunday declared a public holiday

  • The directive was issued to "to allow people time to undertake preparations for the fasting month of Ramadan," said President's Office spokesperson Ibrahim Hood

Aishath Shaany

K. Male' 2019 May 02 | Thu 15:21 1,510 local

President's Office - Azmoon Ahmed

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared May 5, Sunday, as a government holiday.

President’s Office said that the directive was issued “to give all citizens and Muslim residents in the Maldives time to make preparations for the beginning of [Ramadan].”

The first day of Ramadan, according to the Gregorian calendar, will be Monday.

Earlier in April, the President’s Office announced that civil servants will work from 9am to 1pm during Ramadan, as well as the first seven days of the following month; 1st of Shawwaal to 7th of Shawwaal.

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