It was a big day for Maldives on the 26 July. The Republic of Maldives celebrated its 50 year of independence from the United Kingdom on July 26.
A little bit of history :o) The Maldives became a British colony in 1887, when the Sultan of the Maldives signed a protection agreement with the British Governor of Ceylon. The islands retained internal self-government, but lost their sovereignty in foreign affairs. In 1953, Mohamed Amin Didi declared the First Republic of Maldives. However, the republic was short-lived. Six years later, three remote southern atolls separated from the sultanate and proclaimed themselves the United Suvadive Republic. In 1963, the Suvadives capitulated and rejoined with the rest of nation.
The independence of Maldives was officially proclaimed on July 26, 1965, following an agreement with the United Kingdom.
Maldives Independence Day is marked with various festive events held throughout the country. They include colorful parades and parades organized by the National Security Service and the National Cadet Corps, performances by schoolchildren, flag hoisting ceremonies and a lot more. The biggest celebration is held at the Republic Square in the capital city of Malé.
So when I reached Male coming from Hong Kong, on the 27th July 2015, Male looked at least like Las Vegas. There were lights and flags literally everywhere! Of course all the lights were held in green, red and white. I never thought I would ever say that: but Male looked kind of nice with all these lights :oD
I'm Cindy. I love to board planes which bring me to new and unexpected places. Born in Switzerland am I currently living/working in Maldives.