Fijians across the country are encouraged to celebrate Fiji Day this year with their friends and families.
As the nation prepares to host its 44th independence anniversary, Government is encouraging every Fijian to reflect on the importance of this day. This includes Fijians living overseas.
With celebrations planned for major divisions across the country, the main celebrations in Suva will feature the March Past parade at Albert Park. His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will officiate as Chief Guest at this year’s Suva event where he will also inspect the parade by Fiji’s armed forces.
The main program in Suva’s will feature a Fiji Day Parade and the 21 gun salute which will be reviewed by the President. Celebrations in Syria Park, Labasa will be held on Thursday, 9th October, 2014 with a march through the town with formalities culminating at the park with the Chief Guest, Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Inia Seruiratu delivering the keynote address.
The Lautoka celebrations at Churchill Park will also be held on the 9th of October with the Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Joeli Cawaki as chief guest.
The old capital, Levuka will also have celebrations at the Nasau Park with the Re-enactment of the Ceding of Fiji, the participation of schools, and the keynote address by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr. Laisenia Tuitubou.
The theme for this year’s Fiji Day celebrations is “Celebrating Fiji’s New Dawn”. For more information, the public can call the Department of Information on 3301806.