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 secular festivals and fund-raising carnivals held annually.