Events & Festivals

Events & Festivals
in Fiji

What are the festivals in Fiji? Discover when and where they are here. It's a chance for you to experience a real side of Fijian life away from the resorts.

Fiji's cultural diversity is reflected in that each of the major religions in Fiji has a public holiday dedicated to it. Also, Fiji's cities and towns hold annual festivals to celebrate something important to the city/town that the carnival is held in.


Festivals & Events

Along with the public Fiji holidays, here's a few major festivals & events that are celebrated. Festivals, especially, are a fun time of giving and socialising. (the public holidays aren't included in this list)

Feb/Mar

  • Hindu Holi (Festival of Colours) - people squirt coloured water at each other in Lautoka.

March/April

  • Ram Naumi (Birth of Lord Rama) - A Hindu religious festival at Suva Bay.
  • Fiji International Jazz Festival - on the Coral Coast.
Rama's Court picture

Rama's Court - the god-king Rama

July/August

  • Fiji Ocean Swim - an international swimming event at Beachcomber Island in the Mamanucas (www.fijiswim.com)
  • Bula Festival - one of fiji's biggest festivals. There are rides, music and also the crowning of 'Miss Bula' in Nadi.

August

  • Hisbiscus Carnival - floats, rides and the crowning of 'Miss Hibiscus' Festival  in Suva
  • Hindu Ritual Fire Walking

September

  • Coral Coast Festival - in Sigatoka
  • Fiji Regatta Week - at Musket Cove Resort (in the Mamanucas)
  • Sugar Festival - in Lautoka
  • Friendly North Festival - in Labasa
Lakshmi Statue, Hindu

October

  • Ram Leela (Play of Rama) - this festival is centred around the god-king Rama and is celebrated in Vunivau, near Labasa

October/November

  • Diwali Festival (Festival of Lights) - Hindus worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity, and the embodiment of beauty.

    [A statue of Lakshmi is pictured right]

November

  •  South Pacific World Music Festival - in Savusavu

November 11th

  • Armistice Day (Remembrance Day) - in Suva.

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