Do people in Fiji celebrate Christmas?

Do people in Fiji celebrate Christmas?

Fijians traditionally celebrate Christmas with a huge lovo feast comprising garlic spice chicken, beef, pork, fish, cassava and Dalo. Another special dish often served at Christmas time is Palusami, spiced mutton wrapped in leaves and cooked in coconut cream.

Does Fiji have a Santa Claus?

And one last thing to mention: Santa Claus has been known to make special appearances in Fiji. But he doesn’t ride a sleigh. He rides a speed boat out on the turquoise blue waters!

What holidays do people in Fiji celebrate?

Summer (December / January) New Year’s Eve.
February or March. Holi Festival.
March or April (week leading up to Easter) The Fijian Crosswalk.
May. Fijian International Jazz and Blues Festival.
June. World Music Festival.
July. Bula Festival.
July or August (Full Moon) South Indian Fire Walking Festival.
August. Hibiscus Festival.

How do you say Merry Christmas in Fijian?

Me nomu na marau ni Siganisucu.”

What is the most important holiday in Fiji?

Fiji Day. Fiji was officially granted independence on 10 October, 1970, after several decades of British colonial rule. It is a significant milestone in the country’s history that is commemorated every year with a week of festivities and celebrations.

What do Fiji do on Christmas?

Fijians celebrate Christmas in much the same way we do with gatherings of family and friends, church masses, carolling and, of course, eating! In traditional village celebrations, about two weeks before Christmas Day everyone gathers at the community’s largest house and celebrates for two weeks until New Years Day.

What traditions does Fiji have?

More commonly referred to as kava, the Yaqona (pronounced yanqona) Ceremony is Fiji’s traditional ceremonial drink. Concocted from the pounded roots of a local pepper plant mixed with water, the ceremonial beverage is consumed from a communal coconut shell.

Is December a good time to visit Fiji?

The best time to Fiji for clear blue skies is from May through to September. October through to April make up the wet season which is also the time of year most at risk of cyclone.