The Kuda Eid Festival reflects the rich and varied cultural heritage of the island and is celebrated with much cheer and enthusiasm
The Kuda Eid Festival is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Muslims in the Maldives since the majority of the Maldivian population is covered by the Islamic community. An official procession is paraded out during this event with various games and musical performances held in the island by the local community. The Kuda Eid Festival is a 3-day long celebration which marks the end of the Ramadan, which is the Islamic month of fasting. During the Kuda Eid Festival, the people dress their best clothing and embrace each other wishing “Eid Mubarak”, which means “blessed festival“. Traditional dances called “Bodu Beru” are participated upon by the local people in the rural islands. The Kuda Eid Festival is celebrated with much fun and frolic. Another important festival celebrated in the Maldives is the Independence Day, wherein the community arranges various processions and functions. The children and the National Security Services of the Maldives hold parades during the 26th day of July, which is the day when the Republic of Maldives was liberated. Other holidays celebrated in the Maldives are the Huravee Day, The birthday of Prophet Mohamed, Republic Day, Victory Day, and also Christmas and New Year’s day. Whether it is a religious, social, or national festival, the people in the Maldives celebrate their festivals with preparation, joy, and enthusiasm.
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