Fiji National Youth Day

Fiji National Youth Day

Date varies
The island nation of Fiji puts a strong emphasis on national initiatives that serve its young citizens. One of the goals of Fiji's Ministry of Youth and Sports is to increase youth participation in civic life, and in particular, to coordinate programs that help raise the employment rate among the country's youth. National Youth Day highlights this agenda through a series of activities that are coordinated by regional agencies and take place at various locations. The ceremonies are held on a different date each year.
Customarily, the minister who supervises youth initiatives will give a commencement address that officially opens the celebrations, outlines the plan concerning youth, and describes the theme of the year's celebrations. Past celebration themes have included "Tackling Poverty Together" and "Breaking Barriers."
The regional festivities include mural painting, team building activities, youth marches, and competitions in oration and traditional storytelling.
CONTACTS:
Fiji Ministry of Youth
P.O. Box 2448
Suva, Fiji
Ministry of Fijian Affairs, Culture & Heritage
P.O. Box 2100
Government Buildings
Suva, Fiji
www.culture.gov.fj
Embassy of the Republic of the Fiji Islands
2000 M St. N.W., Ste. 710
Washington, DC 20036
202-466-8320; fax: 202-466-8325
www.fijiembassydc.com
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