AS the country gears up to celebrate its 42nd year of Independence, the government has called on all Fijians to join in the fun and celebrate by flying a Fiji flag.
The national celebrations bearing the theme — Celebrating a United Fiji — will run over two days starting today in the four major divisions of Suva, Lautoka, Labasa and Ovalau.
Information permanent secretary Sharon Smith-Johns said there was so much for all Fijians to not only celebrate but to reflect on the achievements of the country.
"We are a remarkable people with diverse cultures, religions and ethnicity; we have a lot to be proud of and many reasons to celebrate," Ms Smith-Johns said.
She said Fiji Day was about unity and celebration. "If you are unable to come along to the main celebrations then get together with friends and family and as our campaign says 'put up a flag and put down a lovo', invite your neighbours over and make this Fiji Day one to remember."