Fishermen's Day will be celebrated in K. Gaafaru this year.
The Fisheries Ministry said it chose Gaafaru to hold the celebrations as the island is near the capital city, Male'. Choosing a nearby island would cut the costs incurred to oganise the event, the ministry said.
The government usually selects the location for Fishermen's Day celebrations from among islands that express interest in hosting the events. However, this year, the government did not announce for islands to express their interest.
Fishermen's Day is celebrated in the Maldives on December 10. The government has not announced any details regarding the events that will be held to commemorate Fishermen's Day.