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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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