Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Diwali In Savusavu

Diwali is the Indian Festival of Lights, that is celebrated in Fiji in October.
It is a time when the women & men dress in their most attractive outfits.
Sales persons in shops all dress up in the Indian dress, even thou they are of different races.
At nightfall all the houses put on fairy lights & candles, around the house & grounds, it is a beautiful sight to see.
It is also the time for the children & adults to set off fireworks & crackers at night, each family having their own fireworks display.
It's a busy time for the Ladies who make Indian curries, sweets & savouries for days, so that they can give it out to their friends & visitors.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tsunami Warning For Savusavu

After the disaster in Samoa from the last Tsunami, no one was taking any chances, when the warning went out on Thursday, of a possible Tsunami heading our way.

All the shops closed, & all the children were sent home from school.
Thankfully nothing happened & the all clear was given out at 12.30.

The fishing hasn't been all that great in the last few months, last month we took the boat for a run & managed to pick up a nice size Wahoo