Commemoration of Maldives Victory Day was held with a special ceremony on 3rd November. Additionally, several activities are to be conducted by Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) in order to mark the historic day.
On the 3rd of November in 1988, 19 Maldivians lost their lives on an attempted coup and terrorist attack. This year marks 29 years since Maldives became victorious, while remembering the martyrs that sacrificed and lost their lives for the country's sovereignty, independence, and religion.
The 29th Victory Day began with a special congregrational prayer organised by the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF). This was followed by a flag hoisting and guard mounting ceremony at the Victory Day Monument, which was unveiled in 2012. The retired servicemen who fought for victory on November 3rd, 1988, was in attendance at the ceremony honoured by the Minister of Defence and National Security Adam Shareef Umar.
MNDF has also organised a special musical drill display at the Victory Day Monument, and the annual assembly of MNDF servicemen. In addition to that, the annual photo exhibition displaying the events of Victory day, is scheduled to be held at Hulhumeedhoo Island in Addu City on 4th and 5th November.