The Feast of Tabernacles 2018 in Vanuatu will again be held at Luganville on the beautiful island of Espiritu Santo, the largest of a chain of 83 islands in the Pacific Ocean, 800 km west of Fiji. The three official languages are English, French and Bislama, the lingua franca spoken throughout the archipelago. Currency used is vatu (1 vatu = 0.0093 US Dollar approx). The pace of life is relaxed, and the locals are friendly. The local industries include cattle farming, fishing and copra.
Approximately 140 brethren will gather together to observe the Feast upstairs in the comfortable, air-conditioned Provident Fund Hall in the main street of Luganville. Feast activities will include a Talent Show and a bus trip to the Nanda Blue Hole, naturally occurring springs of deep crystal blue waters surrounded by lush rainforest. Other activities are still in the planning stage at present. There is a local market displaying a wide variety of local fruits, vegetables and nuts.
You may wish to participate in a dive on the famous wreck of the SS President Coolidge, go snorkelling, take various tours, including a WWII history tour, and visit renowned Champagne Beach. The temperature during the Feast should average between the mid to high 20s °C.
Luganville is a tourist centre but not really a tourist town with an absence of high rise international hotels. It is in a fact a working town but the atmosphere is very relaxed and laid back.
Visitors are most welcome and encouraged to attend the Feast but due to hall size restrictions in the number we are able to accommodate will be limited.
Prices for accommodation vary from high end resort prices to simple hotel style accommodation at reasonable rates. The internet is a good source for finding the best package deal to suit your needs. A budget of around a maximum of $120 US a night will find you comfortable and convenient lodging.
For additional information regarding the Feast at Luganville, click on the various tabs at the top of this webpage or contact the Festival Coordinator.
Mr. Graeme Hemphill
Phone: +61 (0) 4 07586377 or +61 2 4871 3635
Email: [email protected]
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