The sailors were greeted with garlands of tropical flowers and fresh coconuts to drink on arrival, then were shown demonstrations of traditional handicrafts, such as coir rope-making, before the celebrations unfolded. Included were special ‘bodu beru’ drumming as well as a traditional ‘maali kulhun’ performance featuring islanders covered by coconut-leaf costumes dancing under the stars.
The fleet will gradually progress south, passing by the capital city, Male’, and crossing the equator before concluding in the southernmost atoll, Addu Atoll, with a special Ocean Festival.
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