BEAUTIFUL weather in the Capital City yesterday marked the the final day of the 2013 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival.
Thousands of people made their way to Albert Park to enjoy the end of the week-long festival.
While it had rained at the beginning of the festival, a lot of people were thankful it finally cleared on the final day.
"We did not go to the grounds the whole week because of the bad weather but when we woke up this morning (yesterday) and saw that it had cleared, we had to take advantage of it," Lela Seruvakula, 15, from Laucala Beach Estate said.
Suva City came to a standstill at 1pm as the much-anticipated float procession began.
Thousands lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the sponsors and contestants in their colourful floats.
Hibiscus Events Group Inc executive chairman Hirdesh Prasad thanked the public for their support.
"We have thoroughly enjoyed all the excitement happening around the grounds. Thank you to all mums and dads for bringing your children to the grounds every day and night, thank you children, your smiles speak volumes of what the festival is all about."
He also applauded all the 2013 festival contestants and their sponsors for their dedication and hard work throughout the week.
Mr Prasad said the success of the festival, which ended last night, could not have been possible without these two groups.
"I know that it has not been an easy journey but I am sure that what you have learnt throughout the week can never be replaced in a lifetime," he said.
He urged the contestants to continue advocating for the many causes they highlighted in the festival.
"From climate change, health, education, to culture and so forth, I hope that the public have heard your messages and that together we can continue advocating together for the sake of those in the society who may be suffering in silence."