Fijians share Fiji Day plans and special memories

Fijians share Fiji Day plans and special memories

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 10/10/2020

There is excitement and happiness around Fiji today as we celebrate 50 years of being an independent country.

It was on 10th October 1970 at Albert Park when Prince Charles handed over the instruments of independence to Fiji’s first Prime Minister Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara.


Fiji’s first Prime Minister Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara and Prince Charles at Albert Park  on the 10th of October, 1970. [image: Fiji Archives]

President Jioji Konrote will officiate at the official Fiji Day Parade at Albert Park this morning.

That will be a joint parade by the RFMF, Fiji Navy and Fiji Police Force.

There will also be a gun salute.

The RFMF will be firing the ceremonial guns.

54-year-old Savaira Kotobalavu says she was in Class 2 when Fiji became independent on 10th October 1970.

Many people we have been speaking to have made special plans for today.

Fiji Day celebrations are also planned in other divisions around the country.

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