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Tuvaluans celebrate Independence Day

By FONUA TALEI Tuvaluans around the country converged at the Suva Civic Centre lower auditorium yesterday to commemorate the 34th year of their independence. Normally this is celebrated by Tuvaluans
07 Oct 2012 11:03

By FONUA TALEI

Tuvaluans around the country converged at the Suva Civic Centre lower auditorium yesterday to commemorate the 34th year of their independence.
Normally this is celebrated by Tuvaluans on October 1, the Independence Day was held yesterday.
The Polynesian islanders observed the special occasion with traditional song, fatele dance, and feasting.
Located north of Fiji, Tuvalu became fully independent from Britain in 1978. It was previously part of the Gilbert and Eliice Islands colony along with Kiribati.
Yesterday’s occasion was also an opportunity for Tuvaluans to meet their relatives residing in different parts of the country and share their experiences of living in Fiji.
About 500 people attended the event.




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