Nauru: Holidays, travel time, national customs
There are a number of public holidays that do not have a fixed date, but are based on the location of Easter. Easter takes place on the first Sunday that follows the first full moon after the beginning of spring. Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, which ends on Holy Saturday, is 46 days before Holy Saturday. The date for Pentecost is then 50 days after Easter. The Corpus Christi festival is celebrated on the 2nd Thursday after Pentecost. All Saints’ Day is celebrated for Orthodox Christians on the 1st Sunday after Pentecost, but for Catholic Christians the date is fixed on November 1st. On October 31, Protestants celebrate Reformation Day. The Halloween festival also takes place on this day.
|January 1||New Year|
|31 January||Independence day|
|17th of May||National Day, Constitution Day|
|October 26||Angam Day, the holiday, was introduced when the population had grown back to 1,500 people|
|December 25th and 26||Christmas|
Source: Countryaah – Nauru Holidays
The climate of Nauru is tropical. It is tempered by southeast trade winds from May to September. The average rainfall is around 2,000 mm per year. The rainy season is from November to February, during which time typhoons can also be expected.
The average temperature is around 28 degrees Celsius all year round.
The best time to travel to Nauru
The best time to travel is outside of the rainy and typhoon seasons. In the months of May to September, the climate is most pleasant, due to the trade winds.
|month||average number of rainy days||mean maximum temperatures in (°C)||mean minimum temperatures in (°C)|
Nauru: national customs
Hunting the Noddy Bird
The Nauruans hunt the bird with nets at night. To attract the birds, cassette recorders play the bird’s songs.
- Abbreviationfinder.org: Presents the way that NA stands for the nation of Nauru as a two-letter acronym.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
There are currently no UNESO world cultural or natural heritage sites in Nauru. At the moment there are no proposals for Nauru to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Nauruan Parliament Building
The Nauruan Parliament Building, also known as the House, is located in Yaren. Most of the parliament building is made of Australian marble.
The port facility for shipping the phosphorus. The huge steel booms for faster loading of the phosphorus ships are impressive structures.
This is the highest point in Naurus, where the remains of the cannons of the Second World War can still be seen.
Museums and galleries
NPC museum in town
Crafts and arts center in town.
Orro Congregational Church/Aiwo
University of the South Pacific
The University of the South Pacific was founded in 1968. Due to the geography of the South Pacific states, the university is spread over many locations. The University of the South Pacific is funded by 12 states, these are:
- Cook Islands
- Fiji Islands
- Marshal Islands
- Solomon Islands
The main campus of the university is located in Suva, Fiji Islands. A total of around 16,000 students are currently studying at all branches. The University of the South Pacific offers the following degree programs:
- Agricultural Sciences
- Computer science
- Social sciences
- environmental Protection
Anibare Bay is the only bay in Naurus and invites you to swim and surf with its white coral sand.
The lunar landscape, an industrial landscape that was created by the mining of phosphorus.
The Moqua Well, or Makwa Well, is an underground lake with an area of 2,000 m².
There is a free 9-hole golf course on the island.
Diving and snorkeling
The waters around Nauru are ideal for diving and snorkeling.