celebrate New Year's Day and the festivities can last a week (or even a
month!) in some villages.
February or March Hindu Holi (Festival of Colours)
sees people squirt each other with coloured water.
Naumi (Birth of Lord Rama)
is a Hindu festival held in March or April and includes a religious festival and
party on the shores of Suva Bay.
honors Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna with a public holiday. He is considered
Fiji's greatest statesman, soldier, high chief and scholar, and the day is
celebrated with regional cultural shows and games.
Constitution Day holiday and Prophet Mohammed's Birthday
holiday fall in July.
Sugar Festival is
celebrated in September at Lautoka,
(Independence Day) falls in early October.
or November Hindus
celebrate the Diwali Festival (Festival of Lights). They worship Lakshmi,
the goddess of wealth and prosperity, decorate their houses and settle their