A large number of events and festivals are held in Maldives. The se events are usually held annually and give one a complete picture about ten country's cultural heritage and background.
Most of the Maldives events are of religious nature. Most of the festivals and events are based on the lunar calendar and thus their dates vary from year to year. The most important religious event of Maldives is the Ramadan.
It is basically the Islamic month of fasting, when people fast for 30 days and after that celebrate with a grand feast. Other major religious events are the Kuda Eid and Prophet Muhammad's Birthday. All these events are celebrated with great pomp and gaiety.
The Huravee Day is another big event of the country. This day is celebrated in memory of Sultan Hassan Izzudheen, who freed the country from South Indians. National Day is another big event of the country. It is celebrated to commemorate the end of Portuguese colonial rule over the country. Victory Day is celebrated in order to mark Maldives's victory over the terrorists who attacked the country on November 3rd 1998.
Other important events held in Maldives include Independence Day and Republic Day. These events are celebrated with great fanfare. Parades are held and a large number of cultural programs and musical performances are held to celebrate these important days. Martyr's day celebrations are equally important. This day is celebrated in order to commemorate the sacrifices made by Sultan Ali 6th, the national hero of the country.
Besides these, Circumcision ceremony is also a major event of the country. In this ceremony people decorate their houses with lights and good music is played. People come over one others houses and play games and participate in the local bodu beru dance performances.
The Maldives events are held with great fanfare. People decorate their houses with lights and feats are often prepared on a grand scale.