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Tonga Travel Guide

to CD Ifi Palasa, Tongan Brass

Public Holidays

Public holidays include:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Good Friday and Easter Monday (March/April)
  • ANZAC Day (April 25)
  • Emancipation Day (June 4)
  • Crown Prince's Birthday (July 12)
  • King's Birthday (August 1)
  • Tongan National Day (Nov. 4)
  • King Tupou I Day (Dec. 4)
  • Christmas Days (December 25 and 26 )


Nuku'alofa's Heilala Festival, with brass band and dancing contests, parades, and sporting competitions, occupies the week coinciding with the crown prince's birthday in mid July. The Miss Galaxy beauty contest for fakaleitis (men dressed as women) is great fun and always sold-out.