2008 News Archive - Holidays - Summer celebrations in Maldives
25 03 2008
The island nation of the Maldives is set to celebrate its independence from British rule once more this summer.
Held annually on July 26th, Independence Day recognises when in 1965, full independence was granted to the Maldives after being a British Protectorate since 1887.
During this period, the British agreed not to interfere in the nation's internal affairs and in return provided the Maldives with security and protection against colonial intimidation.
Those taking holidays in the Maldives this July will be able to witness the special celebrations for themselves, which include parades by the National Security Services and local school children.
In addition to watching performances and parades, holidaymakers can enjoy relaxing on the white sandy beaches of the tropical isle during the day time.
The Maldives are located south of the Lakshadweep islands and south-west of Sri Lanka.