02 Oct Reuniting Fijians in huge yearly Parramatta celebrations
Welcoming 48 years of independence, Sydney’s Fiji Day 2018 is back and bigger than ever, with crowds of around 25,000 people expected to attend the celebrations on October 6 in Parramatta.
Celebrating everything that Pacific culture has to offer, Fiji Day is one of the biggest reunions of Fijians and other Pacific Islanders in Australia.
Fiji Independence Day is officially marked on October 10 each year, and celebrates the day when Fiji became an independent sovereign state from the United Kingdom in 1970.
Today, the day is celebrated by Fijians across the globe by eating traditional foods, dancing the traditional Meke dance, and coming together with family and friends.
With cultural and contemporary performances across the day, crowds made up of people from all backgrounds and ages will gather to share in the beautiful and colourful culture of Fiji and the Pacific Islands.
In 2018, the event is jointly managed by Kokonutvibe and Tapastry Tunes, as well as partnership from a number of other organisations contributing to areas such as the Creative Cultural Arts Expo, the Pacific Cuisine and Coconut Food Fair, the Fiji Business Expo and much more.
A popular feature of the day’s events include the live performances, which will leave people in awe and dancing along to the beats of the Pacific.
These performances will include cultural groups, urban acts and celebrities, with the aim of taking attendees on a journey across Fiji, the Pacific and Gadigal Land.
Plus, an official Fiji Day afterparty will ensure the celebrations continue into the night.
Fiji Day 2018 details:
Cost: FREE entry
When: Sunday October 6, 2018 9am – 5pm
Where: Entry via Church Street & Wilde Avenue, Parramatta