Update: 1:29PM A NATIONAL Sports Day public holiday has been endorsed by Cabinet for next year, with the Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Jone Usamate and the Minister for Youth and Sports Viliame Naupoto set to announce the date soon.
Meanwhile, the government has approved nine other public holidays which will soon be gazetted once the date for the National Sports Day public holiday is announced.
The nine public holidays are:
New Years Day - Thursday, January 1;
Prophet Mohammeds Birthday - Monday, January 5;
Good Friday - Friday, April 3;
Easter Saturday - Saturday, April 4;
Easter Monday - Monday, April 6;
Fiji Day - Saturday, October 10;
Diwali - Wednesday,November 11;
Christmas Day - Friday, December 25; and
Boxing Day Holiday - Monday, December 28.