The Digicel Bula Festival in Nadi, Fiji, kicked off earlier this week with a lot of pomp and celebration with organizers anticipating a large crowd to turn up during the week long carnival.
The event which began with a fun run officiated by the Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou has a number of activities in store for Nadi residents.
Nadi Bula Festival Trust president Ravin Nadan said the people of Nadi should expect a lot of entertainment and fun activities for all members of the family to enjoy. “We have something for everyone from the young toddlers, to teenagers and for our parents,” he said. “The festival has been a long celebrated event for Nadi and I encourage our people to come out and enjoy the festivities.”
During the fun run, the Minister for Youth and Sports applauded the organizers of the event and encouraged the wider community to support the initiative. “Every individual has strength and a weakness and it is our collective duty to help them reach and discover their hidden potential,” he said.
The Minister also added, “We should remember that sport and physical activity make a substantial contribution to the well-being of people in a developing country like ours. Therefore, regular exercise, physical activity and sports are ingredients needed to eliminate non-communicable diseases (NCDs).”
“Bula” means “Hello,” in Fijian so it should come as no surprise to learn that the annual Bula Festival is an excellent introduction to Fiji and the Fijian people for those interested in learning more about the island country. Just as important, the Bula Festival also encompasses an entire host of exciting events that you can count on to provide plentiful opportunities for some all-inclusive fun.
The Bula Festival is an entire week filled with food, music, competitions, and other events of interest and is held in both Koroivolu Park and Prince Charles Park. Since the Fijian people are multicultural, its events are multicultural as well.
Best of all, the proceeds from the Bula Festival go to local charities. Thus, attendees are not only having fun, but they are also benefiting a good cause with their participation.
The Bula Festival runs from July 14-21, 2018. You can view the festivities from this year as well as past years on Youtube.