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Sugar City Welcomes 2017 With Joy

Lautoka’s Carnival Park was the centre of attraction on New Year’s Eve as thousands swayed to the beat of music and entertainment. The 2016 New Year’s Eve bash, hosted by
02 Jan 2017 17:15
Sugar City Welcomes 2017 With Joy
Lautoka residents enjoying the last few moments of 2016 during the FBC New Year’s Eve bash at the Carnival Park in Lautoka on Saturday night. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Lautoka’s Carnival Park was the centre of attraction on New Year’s Eve as thousands swayed to the beat of music and entertainment.

The 2016 New Year’s Eve bash, hosted by the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, was a night filled with fun, music, food and entertainment.

The early evening weather, with dark rain clouds, threatened to disrupt the party.

However, it did not dampen the spirits of the party goers as they flocked in numbers to the brightly lit park.

The slight drizzle that fell over the crowd seemed to have had some effect. The mood soon turned to one of merriment.

Others turned up with their buckets of kava.

Toddlers and even the elderly made their way down to the Park to bid farewell to 2016, which had brought a lot of misery by way of Tropical Cyclone Winston and the recent floods.

Children of all ages danced on the stage in excitement.

Others welcomed the New Year in churches around Lautoka.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church was packed during two services on New Year’s Eve.

At homes around the sugar city, families and friends come together around the tanoa. Others had parties.

The people of Lautoka are now looking forward to a more peaceful new year. One withou the storms and floods of 2016.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

Feedback:  nicolette.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

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