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Fiji 2020 Public Holidays Announced And Gazetted

Source: Ministry of Information (Suva)
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: June 24, 2021

The Fiji Ministry of Information has announced that the Governing Cabinet of Fiji had approved, through the "Gazette Notice 78 dated Friday 6th September, 2019", its annual list of the dates of official non-working public holidays in Fiji for the upcoming calendar year 2020.

For the eighth consecutive year (2018-09-13, 2017-08-14, 2016-09-20, 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 2020 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 2020 also confirms the most recently added annual Fiji public holiday, namely Constitution Day (2015-08-27), though National Sports and Wellness Day has been excluded from the aforementioned list of 2020 public holidays in Fiji.

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