The following are
public holidays in Tuvalu. [1 ]
Also, the regions observe the following regional holidays:
Nanumea Te Po o Tefolaha
The day Nanumea embraced
Christianity brought by the London Missionary Society through Samoan pastors. [3 ]
Nukufetau Te Aso o Tutasi
Honors the Tutasi school.
Nui Bongin the Ieka (Day of the Flood)
Tsunami that struck the island on that day in 1882. [4 ]
Nanumaga Aho o te Fakavae
Funafuti Funafuti Bomb Day
Commemorates the day during the
Pacific War (World War II) when 680 people took refuge in the concrete walled, pandanus-thatched church from a Japanese bombing raid. Fortunately Corporal B. F. Ladd, an American soldier, persuaded them to get into dugouts, as a bomb struck the building shortly after. [5 ]
in May moveable
Nukulaelae Aso o te Tala Lei
Island-specific Gospel Day.
Niutao Te Aso o te Setema
Funafuti Cyclone Day
Cyclone Bebe's destruction of Funafuti in 1972. [6 ] [7 ]
Vaitupu Te Aso Fiafia (Happy Day)
Commemorates 25 November 1887 which was the date on which the final instalment of a debt of $13,000 was repaid to H. M. Ruge and Company.
References [ edit ]
^ PDF of the Public Holidays Act
^ Lalua, Silafaga (3 January 2007). "Island special public holidays". tuvalu-news.tv . Retrieved 23 April 2014.
^ Te Po o Tefolaha
^ Sotaga Pape, Hugh Laracy (ed.) (1983). "Chapter 10 – Nui". Tuvalu: A History. Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific and Government of Tuvalu. pp. 74–75.
^ Melei Telavi, Tuvalu A History (1983) Ch. 18 War, U.S.P./Tuvalu, p. 140
^ Resture, Jane (17 May 2004). "Tuvalu and the hurricanes" . Retrieved 23 April 2014.
^ "Funafuti natives celebrate Hurricane Bebe". tuvalu-news.tv. 23 October 2006 . Retrieved 23 April 2014.
^ Kalaaki Laupepa, Hugh Laracy (ed.) (1983). "Chapter 11 – Vaitupu". Tuvalu: A History. Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific and Government of Tuvalu. p. 82.