YESTERDAY marked a special day for Methodists around the country as they attended service for their First Fruit celebrations.
Methodists came together to acknowledge an age-old custom and gave thanks to God for their different blessings.
"It's a Jewish custom where we celebrate our harvests and give thanks to our God for providing and guiding us," explained the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma's secretary general, Reverend Tevita Nawadra.
He said as well as a Jewish custom, it was also very significant to the Fijian culture.
"Here in Fiji, we use this occasion to honour those who lead us to where we are now and it says thank you for what God has done for us," Mr Nawadra said.
"We give thanks by bringing and offering our crops, vegetation and many other different things such as money.
"Some people even bring along harvests from their piggeries."
Ballantine Memorial School church was one of the venues for the celebration yesterday.