31st January - Independence Day (Return from Truk
This national day is celebrated by
the government, organizing games and choral competitions for the
various government departments and instrumentalities. Also,
there is a banquet held for the young at hearts.(mostly survivors
17th May -
This day is celebrated by the whole island having a track and
field competition between the 5 constituencies.
1st July -
Nauru Phosphate Corporation took over phosphate mining and
shipping on Nauru after buying it from the British Phosphate
Commission. Then RONPhos took over from N.P.C in 2008.
26th October -
Angam means coming home. This national day commemorates
the return of the Nauruan people from the brink of extinction. Each
community usually organizes its own festivities as this day is
usually celebrated with family and loved ones.