Maldives Independence Day

Maldives Independence Day

July 26
This group of islands in the Indian Ocean had been under British control since 1887 until its full independence on this day in 1965. Independence Day is a national holiday in Maldives.
Maldives became a republic on November 11, 1968, an event commemorated with another national holiday, Republic Day . Festivities are held for two days, including November 11.
CONTACTS:
Maldives Mission to the U.N.
820 Second Ave., Ste. 800C
New York, NY 10017
212-599-6194; fax: 212-661-6405
www.maldivesmission-ny.com
SOURCES:
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 126
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Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet and Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, led the Saudi delegation taking part in celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Maldives Independence Day, which were held here on Sunday with the participation of delegations from various countries around the world.