Central Province Day

The Central Province is a province located in the Solomon Islands and is just one of the nine provinces in that nation. This province covers 237 square miles, including the Russell Islands, the Florida Islands, and Savo Islands. As of the 2010 census, this area has a population of approximately 26,000 people.

It is in this area that people celebrate Central Province Day, a public holiday observed every year in June and is a day off for the general population. It is also a day when government offices, schools, and many businesses are closed.

The History Of Central Province Day

This holiday was created in 1981 as Provincial Second Appointed Day, and its 40th anniversary was observed on June 29th, 2021. During the celebration that year, there was a liquor ban on June 29th and 30th for bottle shops. The superintendent of the island also urged everyone to respect the rule of law, as past celebrations have not always been peaceful.

Facts About Tulagi

Because Tulagi is the provincial capital of the Central Province, we thought we would take a few moments to list some information about it that we think is pertinent to the conversation. So without further ado, below are some facts about Tulagi:

  • The provincial capital, Tulagi, is located on the island of Tulagi.
  • This town has a population of approximately 1,750 people.
  • The Japanese occupied Tulagi on May 3, 1942.

Observing Central Province Day In The Solomon Islands

This holiday is not only celebrated with a day off for the general population but is also marked with festivities, especially in the provincial capital of Tulagi. It is a day celebrated with processions, speeches by key figures in the government, and sporting events. The hashtag #CentralProvinceDaySolomonIslands is also used on social media to spread the word about the holiday.

Where is it celebrated?
Solomon Islands (Local holiday)
When is it?
This year (2024)
June 29 Saturday
Next year (2025)
June 29 Sunday
Last year (2023)
June 29 Thursday