There are many different cultures that have come together to create Fiji’s population today. They bring a unique cultural diversity to the archipelago which is a tourist haven for beach bunnies and adventure lovers. But the Polynesian and Melanesian tribes that create Fiji’s culture are also responsible for some really unique Fiji festivals. Here’s a list of some that you should certainly not miss.
Fiji’s festivals are unique and colourful. Check the SOTC website for offers and deals before booking your Fiji trip .
Since India is one of the countries that have significantly influenced the Fijian culture, Indian festivals such as Holi and Diwali are celebrated here with a lot of enthusiasm. During Holi, colourful powder rules the air and people drench each other with colourful water. During Diwali, houses are lit up with candles and lanterns.
Among the Fiji events that are much anticipated is the Fiji Day. It is held in October every year to commemorate the day Fiji gained independence from the British. It is marked by various events, parades and performances.
The often-used greeting is also the name of a Fiji festival that is celebrated just a few weeks before the Hibiscus festival. It takes place in the town of Nadi. There’s a parade with floats, music and dancing. The festival concludes with a beauty pageant where Ms. Bula is chosen.
This festival is held every year to celebrate the sugar trade that aids in Fiji’s prosperity. There are performances, food kiosks and activities galore.
Held in the capital city of Suva, the Hibiscus festival epitomises what Fijian culture is all about. This is a celebration of life with hundreds of food stalls, music, dance and parades. This 9-day festival is held every year in August.