dance is performed by males. The dancers first line up themselves
in pairs or singles with drums and start a dance to the beating
of the drums. Then they form themselves in a circle as the dance
gains momentum. The performers are dressed in red trousers with
a white scarf tied around their waist. A smaller scarf of a
contrasting colour is worn over this. They wear a form of black
and white headgear called bolufeyli. Sometimes they wear
a fez cap.
dance is similar to the Maldive bileh dhafi negun.
jehun is a woman's dance. Women perform this dance carrying
metal waterpots on which they beat to the rhythm of their songs.
along the reefs and beaches is another favourite pastime. The
southern thundi beach and viringili siland are favourite picnic
rowing boat racing is a very popular sport. Thirty two rowers
row each boat.