Holiday Calendar for Tuvalu
Known for its distinctive Polynesian culture, Tuvalu maintains the uniqueness in its art and craft works, music, architecture and legends.
National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2020-2021 year
Saturday 12 June
- Queen's Birthday in UK
(Since 1974, the Queen’s official birthday has been celebrated on Saturday in the range between June 11 and 17. A military parade known as Trooping the Colour is held in London and is attended by the Royal Family)
About some traditions
Tuvalu is composed of nine small coral islands scattered in a chain lying approximately northwest to southeast. The de facto capital is the village of Vaiaku, where most government offices are located. Funafuti Conservation Area is one of the best places to catch some beautiful natural sights including reefs, channel and a gorgeous lagoon. Thanks to its marine life diversity, it is an excellent spot for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Across all contexts, everyday interactions between most people emphasize convivial informality, positive politeness, and indirection.
The culture of Tuvalu is unique yet typical of the culture of the South Pacific Islands. Feasts, featuring traditional dancing and music, are often held at the Maneapas, which are the focal point of the community. Get in on the singing, dancing, and general frivolity taking place at the maneapas almost every night.
Cool and Funny Facts about Tuvalu: The tiny island-nation of Tuvalu receives a yearly payment of almost $4 million for doing nothing at all. The reason? The is the money that the Tuvalu government receives from royalties from the country’s domain name, .tv! Tuvalu has a population of 10,640 (2012 census).