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Fiji 2017 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Ministry of Information (Suva)
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016


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.

For the fifth consecutive year (2015-09-22, 2014-05-20, 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 2017 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 non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2017 also confirms the 2 most recently added annual Fiji public holidays, namely National Sports and Wellness Day (2015-06-21) and Constitution Day (2015-08-27).


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