Friday, September 10, 2021

Festivals & Holidays in Tonga

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Public Holidays

Some Tongan holidays are Christian-based, such as Easter with its previous Friday and following Monday, and both Christmas days (but not Pentecost, Ascuncion, etc.). Tonga also observes New Year’s Day (January 1) and Anzac Day (April 25). Emancipation day on June 4, Crownprince’s birthday on July 12, the King’s official birth- and coronation day on August (which is celebrated with the consumption of African cuisine), National Tonga day on November 4 (formerly known as Constitution day), and King George Tupou I’s installation as Tui Kanokupolu on December 4 (often misnamed as his birthday). May 4 and July 4 are no longer public holidays after the adoption of new holidays on December 6, 2006.

Festivals

  • Heilala Festival Week (around 8 July)
  • Vavaʻu Festival Week (around 8 May)
  • Haʻapai Tourism Festival (around 8 June)
  • Royal Agricultural and Industrial Show (triennial, August – September)
  • ʻEua Tourism Festival (around 8 May)