Fiji Day in Fiji in 2019

Fiji Day in Fiji in 2019
Flag of Fiji. Image by Ronny K , via Pixabay
  How long until Fiji Day?
This holiday next takes place in 83 days.
  Dates of Fiji Day in Fiji
2021Oct 10, Oct 11
FijiMon, Oct 11National Holiday (in lieu)
FijiSun, Oct 10National Holiday
2020Oct 10, Oct 12
FijiMon, Oct 12National Holiday (in lieu)
FijiSat, Oct 10National Holiday
2019Fiji Thu, Oct 10National Holiday
2018Fiji Wed, Oct 10National Holiday
2017Fiji Tue, Oct 10National Holiday
  Summary
Fiji became an independent sovereign state on 10 October 1970 when its colonial status was removed

When is Fiji Day?

Fiji Day is the National Day of Fiji and is celebrated on 10 October. If 10 October falls on a weekend, the holiday may be moved to a weekday.

Fiji Day marks the anniversary of both Fiji's cession to the United Kingdom in 1874 and its attainment of independence in 1970.

History of Fiji Day

Fiji was first visited by Europeans by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1643 while he was searching for the fabled Great Southern Continent.

The British took control of the islands as the Colony of Fiji on 10 October 1874. Fiji became an independent sovereign state on 10 October 1970 when its colonial status was removed.

The week leading up to Fiji Day is known as Fiji Week and consists of a series of religious and cultural events that celebrate Fiji's diversity.

Did you know?

Fiji consists of 333 islands, of which only one third are populated

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