Public Fiji Holidays
Events & Festivals
Events & Festivals
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)
- Hindu Holi (Festival of Colours) - people squirt coloured water at each other in Lautoka.
- Ram Naumi (Birth of Lord Rama) - A Hindu religious festival at Suva Bay.
- Fiji International Jazz Festival - on the Coral Coast.
Rama's Court - the god-king Rama
- 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.
- Hisbiscus Carnival - floats, rides and the crowning of 'Miss Hibiscus' Festival in Suva
- Hindu Ritual Fire Walking
Coral Coast Festival
- in Sigatoka
- Fiji Regatta Week - at Musket Cove Resort (in the Mamanucas)
- Sugar Festival - in Lautoka
- Friendly North Festival - in Labasa
- Ram Leela (Play of Rama) - this festival is centred around the god-king Rama and is celebrated in Vunivau, near Labasa
- 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]
- South Pacific World Music Festival - in Savusavu
- Armistice Day (Remembrance Day) - in Suva.
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