Rotuma Day in Fiji
Rotuma Day in Fiji is held on May 13. It is an annual celebration on the island of Rotuma, a Fijian dependency. This event in the second decade of the month May is annual. Help us
Rotuma Island, island dependency of Fiji, South Pacific Ocean, 400 miles (640 km) north-northwest of Suva. The island of Rotuma lies about three hundred miles to the north of the Fiji group, on the western fringe of Polynesia. Rotuma is a volcanic island surrounded by eight islets. There are some interesting archaeological sites such as the grave of the kings, at Sisilo. If you have plenty of time, Rotuma is a great place to experience the laid-back Polynesian lifestyle.
Sighted in 1791 by the British naval ship Pandora during its search for the HMS Bounty mutineers, the main island was formerly called Grenville. The group was annexed by Great Britain in 1881 and attached administratively to Fiji, then a British possession.
Rotumans loved biscuits so very much, when introduced to them by explorers, that in an effort to reproduce it they planted it, earning them name "Bisikete".
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