What Is Fiji Day?

It’s Fiji’s national independence day. October 10, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Fiji re-establishing independence from the British Colonial Rule of the United Kingdom in 1970.

The date is also significant for the fact that the nation of Fiji was first ceded to the UK by Fijian King Seru Epenisa Cakobau (source: wikipedia) in 1874.

Historical Fiji Fort on Taveuni
Historical Fijian Fort on Taveuni, Copyright @GoVisitFiji

Fiji Week Culminates with FijiDay

The week leading up to October 10th is ceremoniously known as “Fiji Week” with multiple cultural traditions being celebrated throughout the week all over the islands of Fiji. The two primary ethnic cultures of Fijian and Indian celebrate unity and cultural diversity in tandem with the diverse religious traditions of the people including Hindu, Muslim and Christian.

Across many of Fiji’s major cities and tourism resorts, you’ll find a variety of celebrations for visitors to enjoy.  Here’s a sample of how Fijians celebrate Fiji Day around the nation:

Vomo Island  Resort:

Fiji Day celebrations, VOMO style! #vomomoments

A photo posted by Vomo Island Resort Fiji (@vomoislandfiji) on

Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Happy Fiji Day! Today we celebrate 45 years of Independence. #likuliku #likulikulagoon #fijihappy #fijiday2015 Photo by @kamacatchme

A photo posted by Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Fiji (@likulikulagoonresort) on

Celebrate #FijiDay with the Fiji National Anthem

Enjoy the clip below where the Fijian national anthem is played for the nation’s rugby team before a major league match.

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