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Fiji Mulls Rugby Public Holiday

Source: Ministry of Information (Suva)
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015


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.

In 2005, Fiji's chief executive officer at the Prime Minister's Office, Joji Kotobalavu, 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 (2005-03-21), and in 1997 the government of Fiji declared Friday, April 4, 1997, as a one-off public holiday to celebrate the World Cup Sevens rugby union team victory in Hong Kong. (1997-03-31).

However, more recently (2007-10-13), the government of Fiji announced that there would be no public holiday upon the Fiji Rugby team's return home, as had been rumoured (2007-09-30).


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