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2020 Oct Sun 14:19
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National Day 2020 - flag hosting ceremony
The annual flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of this year’s National Day was held at the Republic Square, early Sunday morning, with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and senior government officials in attendance. National Day is celebrated on the first day of Rabi' al-awwal every year. The day is marked to commemorate the victory of Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam against the Portuguese invaders, ending a 15 year-long occupation of the Maldives in 1573.
National Day is marked to commemorate the victory of Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam against the Portuguese invaders, ending a 15 year-long occupation of the Maldives in 1573. Photo: President’s Office
National Day is celebrated on the first day of Rabi' al-awwal every year. Photo: President’s Office
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during his address, also encouraged vigilance in the patriotic duty to protect the nation. Photo: President’s Office
Senior government officials participate in the flag hoisting ceremony. Photo: President’s Office
Senior government officials participate in the flag hoisting ceremony. Photo: President’s Office
National Day is celebrated on the first day of Rabi' al-awwal every year. Photo: President’s Office
National Day is celebrated on the first day of Rabi' al-awwal every year. Photo: President’s Office
During his national address to mark National Day, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said that his administration “considers two key aspects while fostering ties with foreign nations: ensuring the Maldives' continued independence and sovereignty; and citizens’ welfare”. Photo: President’s Office
Senior government officials participate in the flag hoisting ceremony. Photo: President’s Office
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Photo: President’s Office
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih arrives for the ceremony, is greeted by Defence Minister Mariya Didi and Home Minister Imran Abdulla. Photo: President’s Office
Speaker and former President, Mohamed Nasheed arrives at the Republic Square. Photo: President’s Office
Vice President Faisal Naseem arrives at the Republic Square for the flag hoisting ceremony. Photo: President’s Office
The flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Republic Square early morning.