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2018 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Fiji Public Holiday November 14

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Government of Fiji has issued a reminder of the previously-announced Wednesday, November 14, 2018, additional one-off non-working public holiday in Fiji on account of the upcoming general election, and of the details of its observance.
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  • Sep
  • 13
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  • Fiji 2019 Public Holidays Announced And Gazetted

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved, through a Gazette Notice, dated from a week ago, its annual list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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2017

  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Fiji 2018 Public Holidays Announced And Gazetted

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved, through Gazette Notice No. 79, dated from last Friday, its annual list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Fiji 2017 Public Holidays Gazetted

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has officialized by publishing it, an amended version of the previously-announced Gazette Notice, which lists the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Fiji 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved, through Gazette Notice No. 68, dated yesterday, its annual list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Fiji Public Holiday September 7

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Government of Fiji has issued a reminder of the previously-announced Wednesday, September 7, 2016, annual non-working public holiday in Fiji on account of the upcoming first observance of Fiji's newest non-working public holiday, Constitution Day.
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  • Aug
  • 12
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  • Fiji Public Holiday August 22

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - Fiji's Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has confirmed that Fiji's Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, had declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Fiji, on Monday, August 22, 2016, to celebrate it's Olympic Team's victories in Rio.
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  • May
  • 1
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  • Fiji November 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - Fiji's Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, has announced that there would be no one-off, or otherwise, non-working public holiday in Fiji, on Friday, November 11, 2016, to commemorate the centennial of the end of the arrival of Indian indentured laborers to Fiji.
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  • Mar
  • 25
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  • Fiji Cancels March 30 Public Holiday

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - Fiji's Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Semi Koroilavesau, has announced that the upcoming March 30, 2016, non-working public holiday in Fiji, as set out in the "Gazette Notice No.68" listing the annual non-working public holidays in Fiji in 2016, had been canceled ("All workers, employers and the public are advised that there will not be a public holiday on Wednesday next week").
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Fiji 2016 Public Holidays Amended

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet issued an amended version of the previously-released and gazetted list of the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Fiji 2016 Public Holidays Gazetted

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has officialized by publishing it, an amended version of the previously-announced Gazette Notice No. 68, which lists the dates of the official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Sep
  • 22
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  • Fiji 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved, through Gazette Notice No. 68, dated yesterday, its annual list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Aug
  • 27
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  • Fiji Votes September 7 Public Holiday

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - Fiji's Parliament has passed the "Bill For An Act To Amend The Employment Relations Promulgation 2007" which adds an annual, September 7, Constitution Day, non-working public holiday to the list of annual non-working public holidays in Fiji, beginning in 2016.
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Fiji 2016 Public Holidays Extended

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - Fiji's Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has moved the "Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2015, a Bill for an act to amend the Employment Relations Promulgation 2007" for urgent consideration by Parliament, with a view to enshrine another new annual non-working public holiday in Fiji, Constitution Day.
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  • Jun
  • 21
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  • Fiji Public Holiday June 26

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - Fiji's National Sports Commission CEO, Peter Mazey, has confirmed the date of the upcoming new National Sports Day annual Fiji public holiday, as Friday, June 26, 2015.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Fiji Mulls Rugby Public Holiday

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - Following last night's win by Fiji won of the World Sevens Series title, Fiji's Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, has announced that a decision will be made soon on the scale of preparations to honor the World Sevens Series champions, and whether this will include the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in Fiji.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Fiji Public Holiday January 5

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Government of Fiji has issued a reminder of the previously-announced Monday, January 5, 2015, annual non-working public holiday in Fiji on account of the upcoming Prophet's birthday annual non-working public holiday in Fiji.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Fiji September 17 Public Holiday

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Government of Fiji has issued a reminder of the previously-announced Wednesday, September 17, 2014, additional one-off non-working public holiday in Fiji on account of the upcoming general election, and of the details of its observance.
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  • Aug
  • 12
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  • Fiji September 17 Public Holiday Update

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Government of Fiji has clarified the scope of the previously-announced Wednesday, September 17, 2014, additional one-off non-working public holiday in Fiji on account of the upcoming general election.
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  • Jul
  • 9
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  • Fiji 2015 Public Holidays Expanded

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has finally completed its earlier list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2015, by announcing and gazetting the date of the 2015 non-working public holiday in Fiji for the newly created National Sports Day Fiji public holiday.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Fiji 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved its annual list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2015, following a submission by Fiji's Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Fiji September 17 Public Holiday Gazetted

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Cabinet of the Government of Fiji has gazetted the previously-announced declaration of Wednesday, September 17, 2014, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Fiji on account of the upcoming general election.
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  • Mar
  • 28
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  • Fiji Public Holiday September 17

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - Fiji's Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Elections, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has announced that the next general election would be on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, and has confirmed that this date had been declared as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Fiji.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Fiji Mulls 2014 Electoral Public Holidays

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - Fiji's Attorney General and Minister for Elections, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has announced that the Government of Fiji was considering declaring a one-off non-working paid public holiday in Fiji, on the date of next year's elections.
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • Fiji 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2014, following a submission by Fiji's Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment.
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  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Fiji Public Service Day June 25

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - In a joint announcement by Fiji's permanent secretary for the Public Service Commission, Parmesh Chand, and the permanent secretary for Information, National Archives and Library Services, Sharon Smith Jones, as well as the permanent secretary for i-Taukei Affairs, Savenaca Kaunisela, it was announced that Public Service Day would be celebrated in Fiji on June 25, 2013.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Fiji Bank Holiday Starting Today

    Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (Suva) - The Governor of Fiji's Reserve Bank (Central Bank), Barry Whiteside, has just announced the closure of all commercial banks in Fiji, beginning at 12 noon today, Monday, December 17, 2012, and until further notice.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Fiji Public Holidays Cancellation Update

    Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (Suva) - The Fijian Teachers Association has requested that the government of Fiji reinstate the Ratu Sukuna Day and Queen's Birthday public holidays, which were dropped from the list of official Fijian public holidays 2 years ago and earlier this year, respectively.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Fiji September 13 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The permanent secretary to Fiji's Information Ministry, Sharon Smith-Johns, has announced that there was no substance to the rumours that a one-off public holiday was to be declared for Thursday, August 13, 2012, to honor Iliesa Delana victory at the London Paralympics.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Fiji 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2013, following a submission by Fiji's Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, Jone Usamate.
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2011

  • Jun
  • 8
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  • Fiji 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of public holidays for the calendar year 2012, following a submission by Fiji's Minister for Labour, Filipe Bole.
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  • Feb
  • 13
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  • Fiji Rules-Out February 17 Public Holiday

    Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (Suva) - Fiji's Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, Colonel Pio Tikoduadua, has announced that there would be no public holiday to mark the passing of the former President Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Fiji Clarifies New Year Public Holiday Status

    Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (Suva) - The Director of Information of Fiji's Interim Government, Setaita Natai, has issued a statement to the effect that Saturday, January 1st, 2011, will not be a public holiday in Fiji.
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  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Fiji Declares December 25 Public Holiday

    Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (Suva) - The interim government of Fiji has done an about-face and has announced that it had decided to declare Saturday, December 25, 2010, as an official public holiday in Fiji.
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  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Fiji Clarifies Christmas Day Public Holiday Status

    Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (Suva) - The Ministry of Labor, Industrial Relations and Employment of Fiji has announced that, Saturday, December 25, 2010, is not a public holiday and that, as such, most shops in Fiji will be open on that day.
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  • Oct
  • 2
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  • Fiji Re-Publishes Official 2011 Public Holidays List

    Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (Suva) - The Ministry of Labor, Industrial Relations and Employment of Fiji has re-released the official dates for the assigned public holidays in calendar year 2011.
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  • May
  • 25
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  • Fiji Confirms Cancellation Of Upcoming Public Holiday

    Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (Suva) - The government of Fiji has issued a communique confirming that the upcoming, May 28, Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day public holiday had been canceled as per the recently promulgated "Employment Relations Regulations 2010".
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Fiji 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Information (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of public holidays for the year 2011, following a submission by Fiji's Minister for Education, National Heritage, Culture and Arts, Youth and Sports, Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, Filipe Bole, taking into account the provisions contained in the Promulgation and Employment Relations (Administration) Regulations 2008.
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  • May
  • 23
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  • Fiji Denies May 24 Public Holiday

    The Fiji Sun (Suva) - Fiji's Minister for Education, Filipe Bole, has issued a statement reminding the public, and schools in particular, that the, May 24, John Wesley Day, is not a public holiday in Fiji.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • Fiji Scraps 2 Annual Public Holidays

    Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (Suva) - Fiji's Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, has announced that Fiji's Cabinet had decided to amend the "Employment Relations Promulgation Act" and thus remove 2 annual public holidays from the list of official annual public holidays in Fiji.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Fiji Postpones March 22 Public Holiday

    Radio Fiji (Suva) - Fiji's Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, has announced that, as a consequence of the recent passage of Hurricane Tomas, the National Youth Day public holiday, set for next Monday, March 22, 2010, has now been declared a normal workday and school day.
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  • Mar
  • 14
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  • Fiji Declares Cyclone Bank Holiday Tomorrow

    Reserve Bank of Fiji (Suva) - The Reserve Bank of Fiji (Fiji's Central Bank) has declared Monday, March 15, 2010, a one-off public holiday for all financial institutions in Fiji.
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2009

  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Fiji National Youth Day Public Holiday Under Fire

    Fiji Village (Suva) - Fiji Employers Federation President, Digby Bosley, has said that Fiji loses millions every year due to the 12 public holidays celebrated in the country, and that the FEF believes the National Youth Day public holiday is something that can be removed.
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  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Fiji 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Fiji Government (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of public holidays for the year 2010, including the always uncertain local dates for the Prophet's Birthday, Diwali, and Youth Day.
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Fiji's Capital Open For Business Despite Public Holiday

    Fiji Daily Post (Suva) - The president of Suva Retailers Association, Himmat Lodhia, has announced that despite Friday, May 29, 2009, being an official public holiday in Fiji, stores in Fiji's capital, Suva, would be open all day.
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2008

  • May
  • 21
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  • Fiji Announces Official List of 2009 Public Holidays

    Government of Fiji (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of public holidays for the year 2009. The list pins-down, for 2009, the always uncertain local dates for the Prophet's Birthday, Diwali, and Youth Day, and the announced list also contains some exceptions to the days in lieu rules.
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2007

  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Fiji Rugby Public Holiday Rumours Quashed

    The Fiji Times (Suva) - Late in the week, the government announced that although it had already set up a committee to draw up plans for celebrations, there would be no public holiday upon the Fiji Rugby team's return home (as had been rumoured).
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  • Sep
  • 30
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  • Fiji Might Declare October One-Off Public Holiday

    Sport24.com - Following Fiji's win against Wales, thereby acceding to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, it is quite conceivable that a one-off public holiday might be declared in Fiji in October 2007, as it did in 2005.
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  • May
  • 16
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  • Fiji Asked To Create Indian Arrival Day Public Holiday

    The Fiji Times (Suva) - Former Vice-President, Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, has called for the creation of new a public holiday to commemorate the arrival of the Girmitiyas from India 128 years ago.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Fiji Announces 2008 Public Holidays

    Government of Fiji - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of public holidays for the year 2008.
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  • Feb
  • 21
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  • Fiji Elections Possible In 2010

    BBC News - Fiji's military ruler, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, says he plans to call parliamentary elections in 2010.
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2006

  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Fiji Diwali To Be Observed On October 21

    Fiji Times (Suva) - Most shops are expected to be closed on Saturday October 21, 2006 because the day was declared a public holiday for Diwali.
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Fiji Announces 2007 Public Holidays

    Fiji Government (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of public holidays for the year 2007.
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2005

  • May
  • 24
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  • Fiji Announces 2006 Public Holidays

    Fiji Government (Suva) - The Fiji Governing Cabinet has approved the list of the dates of public holidays for the year 2006.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • Fiji Declares March 24 Rugby Public Holiday

    Fiji Village (Suva) - Fiji's chief executive officer at the Prime Minister's Office, Joji Kotobalavu, has announced that Thursday, March 24, 2005, had been declared a public holiday to celebrate the return of the prestigious Melrose Cup won by Fiji in Hong Kong.
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2004

  • Apr
  • 21
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  • Fiji Declares April 30 Public Holiday

    Pacific Magazine - The Home Affairs Minister Joketani Cokanasiga has confirmed that Friday, April 30 will be a one-off public holiday and will be gazetted as such by the Labour Minister.
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Fiji Election Day 2006 Could Be A Public Holiday

    Fijilive (Suva) - Fiji's supervisor of elections, Semesa Karavaki, supported by Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase, has proposed that a one-off national public holiday be declared during the upcoming 2006 general election, to give ample time to voters to cast their votes.
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2003

  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Fiji Releases Official List of 2004 Public Holidays

    Fijilive (Suva) - Fiji's minister for information and media relations, Simione Kaitani, announced yesterday that Cabinet has approved the dates for the 2004 public holidays in Fiji.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Fiji Removes Prince Charles' Birthday Public Holiday

    The Fiji Times (Suva) - The public holiday for Prince Charles' Birthday (third Monday of November) has once again been removed from the list of official public holidays in Fiji (it was removed for one year, in 1994, but reinstated the following year).
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  • Jun
  • 4
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  • Fiji Amends Public Holidays Legislation

    Parliament of fiji (Suva) - The Fiji Parliament has enacted the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2003 Act No.8 of 2003".
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2002

  • Dec
  • 11
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  • Fiji Releases Official List of 2003 Public Holidays

    Fijilive (Suva) - Fiji's minister for information and media relations, Simione Kaitani, announced that Cabinet has approved the dates for the 2003 public holidays in Fiji.
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  • Aug
  • 29
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  • Fiji Questions Prince Charles' Birthday Public Holiday

    Fijilive Website (Suva) - Fiji Senator Mitieli Bulanauca has called for the removal of religious holidays based on foreign religions, such as Prophet Mohammad's Birthday and Diwali.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Fiji To Cancel 2 Public Holidays

    Fijilive (Suva) - Fiji's Labour Minister, Kenneth Zinck, has announced that the government had decided to cancel two public holidays next year; National Youth Day and the Queen's Birthday.
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2001

  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Fiji Changes Date Of Diwali Public Holiday

    BBC International (Suva) - Fiji's minister for labour and industrial relations announced that the upcoming Diwali public holiday, originally scheduled for November 14th, had been moved to Thursday, November 15, 2001.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Fiji Cancels Constitution Day Public Holiday

    Fiji Times (Suva) - It was announced that the recently elected SDL government, of Laisenia Qarase has decided to repeal the annual, July 27, Constitution Day public holiday.
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1999

  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Fiji Declares December 31st Public Holiday

    Fijilive (Suva) - Fiji's minister for labour, Ratu Tevita Momoedonu, has announced that Fiji will celebrate the new millennium with a one-off public holiday on Friday, December 31st, 1999.
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1997

  • Mar
  • 31
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  • Fiji Declares April 4 Rugby Public Holiday

    The Independent (Sydney) - The government of Fiji has declared Friday, April 4, 1997, as a one-off public holiday to celebrate the World Cup Sevens rugby union team victory in Hong Kong.
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See also: Fiji bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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