Thanksgiving in the Solomon Islands
Thanksgiving in the Solomon Islands is held on December 26. This event in the third decade of the month December is annual. Help us
Honiara (a capital and main port of the state) may be the hub of special events and what little commercialisation of Christmas that exists in Solomon Islands, but most people associate Christmas with home life. Most churches will hold Christmas services, and public Christmas events may also be held in community halls.
In many other countries around the world, 26 December is known as Boxing Day or Saint Stephen’s Day. But in Solomon Islands, it is designated as National Day of Thanksgiving.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Easter Monday on April 1 (Påskedag in Norway);
Anzac Day on April 25 (Australia, New Zealand, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Western Samoa. It commemorates the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - ANZAC - on the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915);
Whit Monday on May 20 (celebrated on the day after Pentecost);
Temotu Province Festival in the Solomon Islands on June 8 (the most eastern of the provinces. Date of formation - 1981)