The local Islands & Resorts celebrate this festival every year.
This year the islands closest to the capital are celebrating Eid festivals with loads of fun activities for the locals as well as for tourists.
A bit of info about Eid Festival:
These events begin as early as in the morning and continue until the middle of the night.
The cultural events, music and dance make this a memorable occasion.
The start of the festivities is usually by “Fenkulhi”, a playful activity much like summer water bombs mixed with colored dyes and thrown at each other - kind of like Indian "Holi"
Music and dance fill up the streets and houses with joy and happiness.
“Bodu Beru Jehun” (the big drums) much like African tribal drums is perhaps the most widely performed form of music and dance today.
The audience usually joins in - it is enjoyed by men and women of all ages.
Some of the other forms are “Bandiyaa Jehun” (a dance typically carried out by women using pots).
“Dhandi Jehun” (a dance carried out using sticks) and “Thaara” which is tambourine, performed by 22 people seated in two parallel rows facing each other.
While customs of traditions have changed overtime, the youth of today are very much in the momentum of reviving the Maldivian culture.
As for me it's a chance to mingle, wind down and enjoy vibrant festivities, filled with fits of excitement, laughter and glee plus there's loads of delectable free food to binge on
Come join the fun