Happy Independence Day of Maldives !


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(WorldKings) The Republic of Maldives celebrates its independence from the United Kingdom on July 26. Independence Day is one of the public holidays in Maldives. Today, let's send messages of congratulations to Maldives!


The Maldives became a British protectorate 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, but are not limited to, colorful parades and processions organized by the National Security Service and the National Cadet Corps, performances by schoolchildren, flag hoisting ceremonies. The biggest celebration is held at the Republic Square in the capital city of Malé.


Inside the float parade celebrating the 50th Independence Day of the Maldives.


Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island country in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of India and Sri Lanka. The chain of twenty six atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to the Addu Atoll in the south. The centrally located capitalMalé is traditionally called the "King's Island".
The Maldives is a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It is also a member of theUnited Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Non Aligned Movement. Along with Sri Lanka, the Maldives is one of two South Asian countries rated "high" on the Human Development Index (HDI). Its per capita income is the highest among SAARC nations.
Now let's send messages of congratulations to Maldives !



According to en.wikipedia.org


Soure of photos: internet



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