Independence anniversary

Nauru celebrates 55th anniversary of independence

In his address, President Russ Joseph Kun said they are also commemorating the 77th Anniversary of our peoples return from Chuuk.

“Even as Nauru celebrates, our hearts lament in remembrance of our ancestors, uprooted from 2 of their homes to live in a country not their own.”

“Their stories passed down through generations, forever embedded in Nauru’s history are a part of our essence as a nation. Their courage, patriotism, tenacity, and unwavering faith in God are an inspiration.”

Fireworks light up Nauru skies for Independence Day

Families came from all around the island and spread mats and set up chairs while others came in their cars or on their motorbikes well before 9pm to get a good view.

Children watched in awe as each firework exploded and lit up the skies with an array of colours. Some toddlers though clung to their mothers in fright during the 15 minute display.

Flag raising ceremony, march to commemorate 48th Nauru Independence Day

A flag raising ceremony was held yesterday to commemorate the republic's 48th independence.

The flag raising was followed by a marching parade of more than 12 groups.

The parade was led by the police.