AS Fiji gears up to celebrate its 43rd anniversary of independence tomorrow, Fijians around the world are getting together to mark the historic event.
And Fiji Day celebrations at the Fiji High Commission in New Zealand are expected to be exciting this year with the likes of the Auckland Consular Corps, business communities and the Fiji diaspora turning up to mark the special day.
Acting head of mission at the high commission Mere Tora, in a Ministry of Information statement, said the celebrations would be an opportune time to inform guests on the preparations for elections in the country.
Fiji Day is set to be celebrated on October 17 at the Langham Hotel in Auckland.
Also, first of the Fiji Day celebrations has kicked off in Adelaide, Australia.
Staff at Fiji's High Commission to Australia attended the Adelaide celebration, which had about 350 former Fiji residents and friends gather to commemorate Fiji's 43rd anniversary of independence.
Celebrations around the country will be held in Suva, Lautoka, Levuka, Nausori and Labasa.