Holidays

Fiji Holidays

When are the public Fiji holidays? Find out here. It's a chance to check out how Fijians celebrate, giving you a wonderful real cultural insight. Fiji school holidays are thrown in here for good measure.

The Fiji holidays contents:

Celebration

Fijians know how to relax, that's for sure. If you have being to Fiji already, you would have seen how they take everything in stride. They are never in a rush (except on the rugby pitch) and they seem very happy and content with their way of life. Indeed, it helps to be living in paradise.

So, when it comes to holidays and festivals, especially in the villages, festivities can last a week or, as in the case of New Year's, it can even last for the whole month of January!

It might be worthwhile taking into account holiday times when planning for your Fiji vacation as noted in the All About Fiji page.

Public Holidays

  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • March/April  - Easter (Good Friday and Easter Monday)
  • March (although based on the lunar and Islamic calendars) - Prophet Mohammed's Birthday
  • March - National Youth Day#
  • Last Monday of May - Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day*# (celebrations start a week early)
  • June 15 - Queen's Birthday
  • October 10 - Fiji Day (Independence Day)
  • October/November - Diwali Festival
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 26 - Boxing Day

* Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna is considered Fijian's greatest statesman.
# As of March 18th, 2010, it was announced by Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama that both of these would no longer be treated as public holidays.

Sri Siva Subramaniya temple is the largest Hindu temple in the Southern hemisphere

Public holidays reflect Fiji's cultural diversity as each major religion in Fiji has a public holiday dedicated to it. They are, however, happily celebrated by everyone.

If a public holiday falls on a weekend, it is usually moved to the preceding Friday or the upcoming Monday.

* For a list of Festivals and events, go to the Events & Festivals in Fiji page.

School Holidays

School holiday in Fiji are as follows:

  • late April to early/mid May - 2 weeks
  • mid-August to early September - 2 weeks
  • early December to late January - this is the big break period for schools.

As you have probably noticed, these are similar to the school holiday periods for Australian and New Zealand schools.


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