Presentation on theme: "Fiji. There are three main city festivals held annually in Fiji. The Bula Festival is celebrated in Nadi each July, the Hibiscus Festival is held in."— Presentation transcript:
There are three main city festivals held annually in Fiji. The Bula Festival is celebrated in Nadi each July, the Hibiscus Festival is held in Suva in November and the Sugar Festival is held in Lautoka in September. These festivals include parades with marching bands and beauty pageants, and are a joyous time for the citizens of the cities to celebrate the unique identities of their cities. Nadi is known for it’s horseracing, Lautoka is known as the sugar city for all the sugar it produces and Suva is the capital of Fiji.
Festivals of Fiji Fijians are a soft-spoken people (raising one’s voice for any reason is considered extremely rude in Fiji) and the culture is considered by many to be rather sober. The annual festivals, however, are a time to unwind and cut loose, so to be speak. Because of the large Christian, Hindu and Muslim populations in Fiji, there are many religious festivals of a diverse nature. In addition to the religious holidays celebrated such as Christmas, Diwali, and the Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday, there are also many small festivals and fund-raising carnivals held annually. Public holidays in Fiji reflect the country's cultural diversity. Each major religion in Fiji has a Public Holiday dedicated to it and is usually enjoyed by the nation as a whole as these days are usually those of sharing, giving and fun.
Lautoka Lautoka is the second largest city of Fiji. It is in the west of the island of Viti Levu, 24 kilometers north of Nadi, and is the second port of entry in Fiji, after Suva. Lying in the heart of Fiji's sugar cane growing region, it is known as the Sugar City. Lautoka is known as the Sugar City because of its sugar cane areas. The main Lautoka Sugar Mill is the city's biggest employer by far.
Sugar Festival The Sugar Festival is celebrated annually in the month of September in Lautoka which is Fiji’s second largest city. Considering the sugar is Fiji’s largest export commodity and most of the island workers are involved in the sugar plantations the festival is widely celebrated. Fiji's sugar hub of Lautoka gives thanks for the local industry at the annual Sugar Festival. Brass bands and vehicles adorned with sugar cane parade through the streets, children enjoy funfair rides and 15 young women compete for the Miss Sugar crown. Sugar Festival includes parades with marching bands and beauty pageants and a joyful, fun time for the citizens of the city to celebrate the unique identities of their cities.
Sugar Festival When: September 2013 (annual) Where: Lautoka Cost: Free Opening Hours: Daily all day Town Information: Lautoka Full Name: Lautoka, Fiji
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