Maldives Independence Day has a lot of significance, as it is on this day that this country got freedom from the clutches of Britishers. It falls on the 26th in the month of July. In the year 1887, Maldives became a British Protectorate. During that time, the Britishers agreed that they wont interfere in the internal affairs of Maldives. However, when it came to foreign matters, the Britishers had to be consulted.
As a part of agreement, the Britishers said that in return, they
would ensure that Maldives is safe and won't be subjected to any
colonial intimidation. Later on, on 26th July 1965, Maldivians were
granted full independence. Independence Day celebrations in Maldives
take place on a large scale. The main highlights of the Independence
Day of Maldives consist of the parades by the National Security
Services and the National Cadet Corps. It is followed by various
performances by school children dressed in colorful costumes.