First ever Bastille Day market celebration

First ever Bastille Day market celebration

By Tifa Vataiki
Saturday 11/07/2020
The Ambassador of France to Fiji, Jean-Franรงois Fitou.

Bastille Day, which is the French Independence Day was celebrated for the first time at Thurston Garden in Suva where the Embassy of France partnered with the Women Entrepreneurs Business Council to organize the Bastille Day Market.

The Ambassador of France to Fiji, Jean-Franรงois Fitou says people are facing major difficulties and small businesses and women need to be helped.

Fitou says they could not have made the day a success if it wasn't for the help of the Fijian government and their partners.

Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama also attended the celebrations. Market vendors from as far as Lautoka, Nadi and Naitasiri showcased handicraft, pot plants and food items.

One of the coordinators of the Bastille Day Market, Elena Kalounisiga says this was the first time they partnered with the Embassy of France.


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