National Day 2019

1,560 - 2019-10-29

A ceremony was held to mark this year's National Day, on Monday night, while a flag hoisting ceremony was held early Tuesday morning. National Day (Gaumee Dhuvas) is observed annually on the 1st of Rabee ul Awwal (which falls on October 29 this year) to celebrate the victory of Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam over the Portuguese occupation in the year 1573.

Defence Minister Mariya Didi arrives for the National Day ceremony: Photo President's Offce

Home Minister Imran Abdulla welcomes Speaker, former President Mohamed Nasheed: Photo President's Offce

Home Minister Imran Abdulla welcomes Vice President Faisal Naseem: Photo President's Offce

Home Minister Imran Abdulla welcomes President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih: Photo President's Offce

Tourism Minister Ali Waheed and Education Minister Aishath Ali. Photo: President's Office

Ahmed 'Hikari' Adam and Abdulla 'Soadhube' Sodiq were honoured with the Order of the Distinguished Rule of Izzuddin, at this year's ceremony. Photo: President's Office

Defence Minister Mariya Didi and Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid. Photo: President's Office

Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed, with MP Qasim Ibrahim and wife, Transport Minister Aishath Nahula. Photo: President's Office

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed, with Home MInister Imran Abdulla. Photo: President's Office

Ahmed 'Hikari' Adam and Abdulla 'Soadhube' Sodiq were honoured with the Order of the Distinguished Rule of Izzuddin, at this year's ceremony. Photo: President's Office

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih speaks at the ceremony. Photo: President's Office

From the National Day ceremony. Photo: President's Office

From the National Day ceremony. Photo: President's Office

From the National Day ceremony. Photo: President's Office

From the National Day ceremony. Photo: President's Office

Ahmed 'Hikari' Adam, an honouree of the Order of the Distinguished Rule of Izzuddin, at this year's ceremony. Photo: President's Office

Abdulla "Soadhube" Sodhiq, an honouree of the Order of the Distinguished Rule of Izzuddin, at this year's ceremony. Photo: President's Office

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and coalition leaders; speaker and former President Nasheed and JP leader Qasim. Photo: President's Office

From the National Day ceremony. Photo: President's Office

From the National Day ceremony. Photo: President's Office

From the flag hoisting ceremony held on Tuesday morning. Photo: President's Office

From the flag hoisting ceremony held on Tuesday morning. Photo: President's Office

From the flag hoisting ceremony held on Tuesday morning. Photo: President's Office

From the flag hoisting ceremony held on Tuesday morning. Photo: President's Office

From the flag hoisting ceremony held on Tuesday morning. Photo: President's Office

From the flag hoisting ceremony held on Tuesday morning. Photo: President's Office

From the flag hoisting ceremony held on Tuesday morning. Photo: President's Office