PLANS are in progress to involve people from other provinces throughout the country at the Macuata Day celebration next year.
Tui Macuata Ratu Aisea Katonivere revealed this at the Macuata Day celebration in Labasa yesterday.
He said stalls would be set up for their brothers and sisters from the other 13 provinces in Fiji.
"People from the other provinces, especially in Viti Levu, have contributed significantly towards the development of Macuata and it is only proper they are included in such an annual event as this," Ratu Aisea said.
"Most of them have lived and worked here until their retirement age and we are really grateful to them for their positive input in trying to upgrade Macuata.
"Macuata Day next year will be different and a significant one because stalls will be set up for people from other provinces where they can display their handicraft items and art."
Ratu Aisea said while such a celebration was aimed at strengthening ties for the people of Caumatalevu, it was also a time to learn the cultures and traditions of other provinces.
"We are trying to integrate with people from the other provinces so we can learn their cultures. This is a good initiative because it will help us understand the different lifestyles they have.
"This is also a way of showing our appreciation to them for all that they have done for Macuata," he said.
Macuata Day yesterday featured the display of handicraft items and, meke performances by youth and women.