The British Colony of Tuvalu held elections to the House of Assembly on the 27 August 1977. Toaripi Lauti was appointed Chief Minister at that time. The National Day of Tuvalu is on the 1 October (Independence Day, independence from the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) 1975 and the United Kingdom 1978).
National Day of Tuvalu
The annual celebration of the National Day of Tuvalu is on the 1st October. This is to celebrate the day in 1978 when Tuvalu gained independence from the United Kingdom and became a sovereign state. As you know that Tuvalu is a small island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, consisting of nine atolls and reefs.
Public Holidays in Tuvalu
Firstly some of the major public holidays in Tuvalu include:
- New Year’s Day – January 1st
- Good Friday – varies based on the lunar calendar
- Easter Monday – varies based on the lunar calendar
- National Day – October 1st
- Christmas Day – December 25th
- Boxing Day – December 26th
Finally in addition to these public holidays. There are also other important events and celebrations that are observed in Tuvalu, such as the Tuvalu Gospel Day (celebrated in March or April). See also Asian national days.