Once a Fijian couple marries they are officially viewed as adult members of the community as they are given mats and other items to begin their lives together in one home.Marriage among ethnic Fijians also forever links families as the two families will communicate more and act as one extended family.The preceding week to Fiji Day is called Fiji Week.
In Fiji Week, 2004, the festivities were undermined by a boycott by several prominent politicians and other public figures, who accused the government of using the occasion to promote a political agenda.
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On that date in 1874, King Seru Epenisa Cakobau ceded Fiji to the United Kingdom.
On the same date in 1970, Fiji regained its independence.
Fiji Week is a week of festivities culminating in Fiji Day on 10 October (the anniversary of Fiji's independence from British colonial rule in 1970) annually.