Fushifaru Maldives has celebrated the 54th Independence Day of Maldives to promote the heritage and culture from the Maldives Islands around the globe.
This unique country has diverse elements still unknown and unexplored by people that travel to the destination, and with an intention to promote the culture, Fushifaru Maldives has organized a day that truly enhances your holiday experience.
Though locals joined hands in celebrating its 54th year of independence, Fushifaru Maldives began the ceremony with flag hoisting with cake cutting to kick-start the celebration.
Coconuts "in Divehi known as Kurumba" has always been a crucial element of the Maldivian history, and this has supported the development of the community. At the cultural center, EGHAMUGGE a replica of the old traditional local homes made out of coconut palm leaves, we take our guests on the journey of coconuts and Maldivian lifestyle in local islands every Friday.
To experience authentic local foods and traditional dining Fushifaru Maldives has introduced "MALAFAIY" and Maldivian Cuisine Dinner with residents dressed up in Dhivehi Libaas and Sarongs. Also, Local musical talents featured at Fushifaru Maldives main restaurant.
The day activities concluded with a "Boduberu" night
Boduberu means "Big Drums" made out of wood from coconut tree trunk and grouped in trios, this instrument is used to accompany a dance of the same name - the Boduberu.
Meaningful songs are sung to the rhythm of the drums, this was usually sung after a hard days work, but today it is popular for stage shows, celebrations and festivals.
In addition to these cultural activities they also had exciting activities for kids such as treasure hunt, face painting and much more.
It takes only 35-minutes by a seaplane ride from Velana International Airport to reach Fushifaru Maldives. On the north eastern edge of Faadhippolhu (Lhaviyani atoll) sits this exquisite little island between two channels connecting the atolls inner lagoon to the outer sea. A large sand bank lies on one side. Vibrant and mysterious sea creatures swim around in a small triangle connecting three of the most distinctive dive sites named after the island in the bigger, southern channel. Sums of cleaner fish cleanse and welcome various marine lives to the nationally protected reef.
From paddle boarding to snorkeling, diving and semi-submarine expeditions, underwater activities are endless at Fushifaru. For an insight into coral rehabilitation and marine education, a Resident Marine Biologist will be on hand to share lessons on conservation and conduct guided snorkeling tours around the island and nearby reefs.
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