The Independence Anniversary Organizing Committee is pleased to inform the public that 7th July is a National Holiday and therefore it is a Public Holiday according to the 2022 Calendar.
The Committee made the clarification following ongoing enquiries to the Ministry of Home Affairs from the public on whether celebrations will be moved to Friday 8th July.
Those that are concerned are encouraged to enjoy their public holiday on 7th July with their families, friends and fellow community members.
This year’s anniversary will be low key as a result of limited resources to organize a large celebration.
There will be a float parade by the Police Band, Cultural Groups, Government Ministries and High School representatives starting from White River to the Maranatha Hall at Burns Creek to be followed by a thanksgiving service in the morning of July 7.
The service is open to both invited guests and members of the public who wish to celebrate this year’s 44th Independence Anniversary in prayer.
As part of the low key celebration, a mini Live String Ban concert will be hosted at the National Museum grounds from 12:00pm-6:00pm on July 7. The concert will live broadcasted and streamed online by SIBC.
The Theme for this year’s anniversary is “Iumi Tugeda for a Stronger and Peaceful Solomon Islands”.