Bastille Day Celebration in FIJI.

Fiji celebrated Bastille Day or French National Day in Suva last night.

Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14th each year.

During the event, the French Ambassador to Fiji, Gilles Montagnier announced that an exhibition devoted to the late Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna will be held towards the end of the year.

This exhibit will target all kinds of public, but especially the youth, because we have to remind them and all those who forget what monstrosity was this war in particular and what courage it took to participate voluntarily as Ratu Sukuna did.

Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna fought in the French Army during the Second World War.

The French Ambassador to Fiji also took the opportunity to request the Fijian government to sign the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity saying Fijians must protect and promote their culture and language.

A minute of silence was observed during the celebrations to remember Peceli Vocea who was serving as Fiji’s Ambassador to Brussels when he passed away.

Hosted by the French Embassy, present at the event were the Fijian President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Tongan Princess Lupe Pau’u Tuita and French based rugby players Akapusi Qera and Sisa Koyamaibole. [read...]

Published on 17/07/2014

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