Source:Ministry of Information (Suva)
Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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.
For the third consecutive year (2013-06-20 and 2012-08-01), and after years of talks on the matter (2002-01-06), the Queen's Birthday annual public holiday remains absent from the aforementioned 2015 list of official public holiday in Fiji.
That reduction in the number of Fiji's official public holidays followed the 2010 cancellation of the National Youth Day and Ratu Sukuna Day public holidays (2010-03-21 and 2010-05-24) which itself followed the 2003 cancellation of the Fiji public holiday for Prince Charles' Birthday (2003-06-11).
The aforementioned list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2015, does contain 2 interesting point.
First, it only lists one date as the Fiji public holiday for Prophet Mohammed's birthday, although that will occur twice in 2015 (once in January and once in December).
Secondly, it seems that the National Youth Day public holiday in Fiji, canceled a few years ago (2010-03-21), is to be resuscitated, though the exact date remains to be announced by the Minister for Labour, Jone Usamate ("In addition to the above public holidays, Cabinet has also approved a National Sports Day public holiday. The date of this public holiday shall be finalised by the Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and employment, and the Minister for Youth and Sports.").
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