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Christmas in Fiji Go Back
 
The way people celebrate Christmas in Fiji is very different from that of Western countries. Christmas in Fiji is not about extravagant decorations and innumerable presents, but about family get-togethers and lots and lots of mouth watering food. Christmas in Fiji is a time to get together with family and indulging in a wide spread of Christmas fest.

In fact, families start gathering together in the biggest house in the community two weeks prior to Christmas and remain there till two weeks after New Year. During Christmas, the entire Fijian community gathers together to go on the fara or Carol singing. In this event, people call on the local houses in the neighborhood and do the traditional meke dances and sing very loudly. If you happen to visit Fiji at this time of the year, make sure that you witness this event, as it is a sight to behold.

During the meke dance and song performances, the entire area is lit by hurricane lamps only and a great deal of fun ensues. The youngsters in Fiji especially look forward to this time of the year as it is considered to be an ideal opportunity to court. Christmas Eve in Fiji is mostly spent in the community church and is accompanied with much carol singing that is much more entertaining than those sung in American and European countries. Most part of the Christmas day in Fiji is spent in preparing food to be cooked in the lovo, which is an earthen pit oven located outside the house. Sometimes huge communal parties are also held in the Fijian villages and picnics and parties are arranged on the beach. Fijians believe in Santa Claus and children look forward to receiving gifts from him.

During the meke dance and song performances, the entire area is lit by hurricane lamps only and a great deal of fun ensues. The youngsters in Fiji especially look forward to this time of the year as it is considered to be an ideal opportunity to court. Christmas Eve in Fiji is mostly spent in the community church and is accompanied with much carol singing that is much more entertaining than those sung in American and European countries. Most part of the Christmas day in Fiji is spent in preparing food to be cooked in the lovo, which is an earthen pit oven located outside the house. Sometimes huge communal parties are also held in the Fijian villages and picnics and parties are arranged on the beach. Fijians believe in Santa Claus and children look forward to receiving gifts from him.

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