The Sol2023 Pacific Games Organizing Committee (GOC) joins the Government and people of Solomon Islands in celebrating the country’s 45th Independence Anniversary today (July 7th, 2023).
Honiara, the host City for this year’s Sol2023 Pacific Games was in full celebration mode today as Solomon Islands celebrated its Independence four months before Games time.
Having endured two straight years without any major nationwide festivities due to the Covid Pandemic, this year’s 45th Independence Anniversary celebrations was always going to be massive.
Thousands turned out, dazzled in the country’s national colors of blue, yellow and green to mark the occasion starting the 6th and 7th of July, 2023.
Celebrations started on the eve of Independence Day with a Thanksgiving Service at the St. Barnabas Cathedral, and continued in the early hours of today with a series of float parades, one from the SMI (Town ground) and the other from SINU (Kukum) both ending at Lawson Tama.
Solo, the Sol2023 Pacific Games (PG) Mascot was given the honor of leading one of the parades, much to the delight of thousands who turned up to take part in the parade under the scotching Honiara heat.
A whole host of other events were held in and around the City today as part of the festivities. These include live music concerts staged simultaneously at different sections of Honiara, numerous sporting events and other gatherings held in almost every community throughout the City.
Meanwhile following today’s Independence celebrations, Solomon Islands now sits 135 days (merely four months) away from hosting the historical Sol2023 PG come 19th November to 2nd December this year.