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Fiji Opposition Vows To Replace Constitution Day Public Holiday

Source: Ministry of Information (Suva)
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The leader of Fiji's opposition National Federation Party (NFP), Biman Prasad, has pledged that, if elected in next year's general elections, an NFP government would abolish the Constitution Day public holiday and replace it with a Founders' Day annual public holiday, as well as reinstating Ratu Sukuna Day as a public holiday in Fiji.

Back in 2015 (2015-08-24), the "Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2015, a Bill for an act to amend the Employment Relations Promulgation 2007" enshrined a new annual non-working public holiday in Fiji, Constitution Day, to be observed every year, on September 7, beginning in 2016.

Actually, the current Constitution Day public holiday is not exactly new, as Fiji observed a Constitution Day public holiday on July 27, from 1990, until the recently elected SDL government repealed it in 2001 (2001-10-31).

For it part, the public holiday commemorating the Anniversary of Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna's Death was canceled in 2010, when Fiji's Cabinet voted to amend the "Employment Relations Promulgation Act" and remove 2 annual public holidays from the list of official annual public holidays in Fiji (2010-03-21).

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