Bad weather delays Solomons independence celebrations

8:36 am on 4 July 2015

The current bad weather in Solomon Islands has forced the government to delay the celebrations of the 37th independence anniversary.

The Solomon Islands flag

The Solomon Islands flag Photo: RNZI

The celebrations should fall on Tuesday July the 7th, but because of the current bad weather, they will now be held on Friday July the 10th.

The change follows a Cabinet decision Thursday afternoon.

The Government has also decided that there will still be a public holiday on Independence Day, but there will also be a special public holiday on July 10 to enable Solomon Islanders to honour the day their country gained its political independence from British rule 37 years ago.