Vuda commemorates arrival of Christianity

Momo na Tui Vuda Ratu Eparama Kitione Tavaiqia (purple shirt) with church and vanua representatives cut the cake to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Vuda. The Vuda Day celebration was held at Viseisei, Vuda today. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

HUNDREDS gathered at Viseisei, Vuda today to commemorate the arrival of Christianity into the country.

The event has been celebrated for the past 83 years and is always known as the Vuda Day, which also coincides with Fiji Day.

The celebration was always done to acknowledge the journey of their ancestors and their acceptance of Christianity, which they believed was the major source of blessings on the vanua o Vuda.

Taukei Sawaieke Ratu Tevita Momoedonu said the celebration was an integral part of their life.

He said this was an annual event that brought together people from five villagers in the Vuda district to not only commemorate the arrival of Christianity but acknowledge the bold journey taken by their ancestors to accept Christianity.

More in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times and a full coverage in Soul Living of The Sunday Times.

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