Cabinet approves Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day and Girmit Day and removes Constitution Day as a public holiday

Cabinet approves Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day and Girmit Day and removes Constitution Day as a public holiday

By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 15/02/2023
[Photo: File]

Cabinet has approved the inclusion of Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day and Girmit Day in the revised 2023 Public Holiday dates and removed Constitution Day as a public holiday.

Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day will be celebrated on the last Monday of the month of May, which is May 29th this year.

Girmit Day will be celebrated on Monday 15th May, 2023.

Cabinet also agreed that the two new public holidays will be recognised through appropriate celebrations.

Two National Committees will be established to oversee the celebrations for the two holidays.

The National Committee for the Girmit Day celebrations will be chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, and the National Committee for the Ratu Sukuna Day celebrations will be chaired by the Minister for iTaukei Affairs.

Further announcements on the celebrations will be made as the Committees commence their work.

The revised public holiday dates will be published in the Gazette by the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Agni Deo Singh.

There will now be 11 public holidays in 2023.

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