Makira-Ulawa Province Day in the Solomon Islands
Makira-Ulawa Province Day in the Solomon Islands is held on August 3. This event in the first decade of the month August is annual. Help us
The Makira province is one of the more isolated islands in the Solomons – and is situated to the east of Guadalcanal. There are remote caves in its inaccessible inland that are said to be inhabited by Kakamora – the 'leprechauns of the Pacific' – a race of natives who stand less than a metre tall. Each province in the Solomon Islands has its own Province Day. If a Province Day falls on a Sunday, the public holiday is on the following Monday.
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