Crowds turn up de­spite down­pour

Hun­dreds of par­ents, chil­dren and pa­trons with warm clothes and um­brel­las braved the cold weather just to watch the float pro­ces­sion.

Fiji Sun - - Nation - MERE SATAKALA Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika Feed­back: ashna.kumar@fi­jisun.com.fj

Hibis­cus floats draw hun­dreds along Lau­cala Bay Road, ANZ Sta­dium

Heavy down­pour didn’t stop peo­ple from lin­ing both sides of Lau­cala Bay Road yesterday to catch a glimpse of the Voda­fone Hibis­cus festival Queens and Kings dur­ing the float pro­ces­sion in Suva. Hun­dreds of par­ents, chil­dren and pa­trons with warm clothes and um­brel­las braved the cold weather just to watch the pro­ces­sion that be­gan from Flagstaff. “I came down with my kids and we are def­i­nitely en­joy­ing the float pro­ces­sion, de­spite the rainy weather,” said fa­ther of two, Marika Lakotani, of Do­main, Suva.

In re­gards to the float pro­ces­sion, the crowd that showed up wasn’t that much maybe be­cause of the weather, ac­cord­ing to 20-year-old Nikhan Khan, of Twin­kle Star Preschool, who also had a float dur­ing the march. “But it was a very good pro­ces­sion de­spite the weather,” said Ms Khan. Over­all ev­ery­one seemed to be in a jovial mood as the crowd con­tin­ued to pour in at the Vo­daone Arena at Lau­cala Bay, Suva.

I came down with my kids and we are def­i­nitely en­joy­ing the float pro­ces­sion, de­spite the rainy weather

Marika Lakotani

Photo: Ron­ald Kumar

Peo­ple line up in Lau­cala Bay Road to wit­ness the 2016 Voda­fone Fiji Hibis­cus festival float pro­ces­sion yesterday.

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