As part of Eid celebrations, we Maldivians do all sorts of stuff.
One of them that I totally do not understand is that of Maali Parade
(demon is the closest word that I can think of to translate Maali).
I would like to think this is a tradition brought to us from another foreign land.
This has remained part of our Eid festivities for a long time and yet
I find it very foreign, very alien, very out of this world.
I mean what could this really have to do with a religious holiday!!!
But then again, the whole point of Eid is to have fun. And doing something different with a community spirit I guess is as good as it can get.
Now this above is a totally foreign creature to the Maldives.
But recently we have seen an influx of these giant iguanas being imported as pets.
It saddens me to see these beings take out of their natural habitats to be brought into this foreign land which I think is not the best environment for their survival.
A post in response to this Week’s Photo Challenge: Foreign