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Maldives celebrates 47th Independence Day

Posted in History, News, Politics by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on July 26, 2012
Maldives celebrates 47th Independence Day by m o d e
Maldives celebrates 47th Independence Day, a photo by m o d e on Flickr.

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.

Note: This is the 1st Independence Day of Maldives after coup d’etat.