from Fiji Village
Reduction of two public holidays
Publish date/time: 22/03/2010 [13:12]
The government has gazetted the reduction of public holidays in Fiji which now effectively sees the end of the National Youth Day and the Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day from this year. Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the Prime Minister has noted that the two days are important but Fiji already has a high number of public holidays. Sayed-Khaiyum said activities normally held during the National Youth Day and Ratu Sukuna Day will still be held but they will not be public holidays. He also said with the removal of the two holidays, there will be increased productivity and output.
The public holidays that now remain are New Year's Day, Christmas, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Queen's Birthday, Diwali, Prophet Mohammed's Birthday and Fiji Day.