PHOTO GALLERY: Happy 36th Independence Day, Vanuatu!
Posted: July 30, 2016 Filed under: The Daily Digest | Tags: Brazil, Fiji, independence, New Caledonia, Rio 2016, Rio Olympics, Vanuatu
Yumi, yumi, yumi i glad blong talem se… People all over Vanuatu, around the Pacific and around the world are celebrating Vanuatu’s 36th anniversary of Independence today.
This gallery of photos shows how the people of Vanuatu have been proudly celebrating our nation’s independence:
As we celebrate this beautiful nation’s independence remember the symbols that are sacred to this country. Fly your flags up high and ‘show your respect and admiration for this great nation and the values we hold dear’ – Lillyrose Welwel. Photo: Lillyrose Welwel/Facebook
Flag raising ceremony today at Independence Park, Port Vila. Photo: Taura Sisi/Facebook
Dressed up for the occasion – Independence Park, Port Vila. Photo: Jean Louis/Facebook
Have a sweet Independence Day! Photo: Tess Newton Cain/Facebook
Independence Day selfie! Photo: Lala Viresa/Facebook
Healthy celebration kakae at APTC Vila. Photo: Lionita Seth/Facebook
Atchin island wins the Independence Day canoe race in Luganville: toktok no tumas, paddle plante! Photo: Ranz Kenneth/Facebook
Torres Islands dancers at the Independence Day celebrations at USP Laucala campus, Fiji. Photo: VSA Pres/Facebook
Flying the flag proudly in Nouméa. Photo: Brownley Knoxx/Facebook
Team Vanuatu at the Rio Olympics: rower Luigi Teilemb and Team Vanuatu’s Chef de mission Allan Kalfabun at the Vila dos Atletas (Athlete’s village), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Allan Kalfabun/Facebook