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40th National Day Celebration Program

Posted by Amota Eromanga on July 5, 2019 at 10:35 PM


Celebration Program

12th July 2019

Uarokoara nakon te Tabomoa ae Teimatoa”.

“Empowerment towards Sustaining Prosperity





Friday 12th July 2019



Parade Contingent assemble on main road at the lagoon side of the Betio Sport Complex



Parade Commander & Police Brass Band lead the procession into Betio Sport Complex’s field followed by all parade contingent

Parade Commander


Parade contingent at ease and taking their positions on the field

Parade Commander


Diplomatic Corps vehicles & Police escort ready at the right side of the Betio Sport Complex

Police escort and VIPs

Order of General Salute to Diplomatic Corps


New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Kiribati escorted to field for General Salute, HE Michael Upton and Mrs Upton

All stand


Australian High Commissioner to Kiribati escorted to field for General Salute, HE Bruce Cowled and Mrs Cowled

All stand


Special Envoy of the President of ROC, Hon. Jia Chyuan SU

All stand


Cook Island -Queen’s representative from the Cook Islands, HE Sir Tom Marsters and Lady Marsters

All stand

Arrival of H.E. Te Beretitenti & First Lady


Review Order to Guard of Honour only, and stand attention. All platoons to stand attention as well.

Parade Commander


Conch-shell blowing to signal arrival of HE Te Beretitenti & First Lady.

Special member


HE & First Lady emerge at right-side of Betio Sport Complex escorted by Unimwane and Unaine from Betio and greeted by Commissioner of Police & entourage and escorted to dais at field

Commissioner of Police and Protocol Officer


HE takes stage and Commissioner of Police stand attention beside the dais while FL and Protocol Officer stand attention on the other side of the dais.

H.E and Compol while FL stand still with PO behind dais.


Order for Presidential Salute (Brass Band play National Anthem-first verse only) and parade contingents/everyone to salute.

Parade Commander


Inspection of Guard of Honour (Brass Band continue playing tunes)

H.E, Compol and Parade Commander


H.E and FL escorted to seat at Stadium

Protocol Officer

National Flag Ceremony


Order for Head-dress removal

Parade Commander


Opening Prayer -Moderator Rev. Reirei Kourabi



Order for Head-dress placement

Parade Commander


Flag Bearers march in from centre of field led by Police Brass band

All stand/All can sing


Unwavering of National Flag as Police Band plays National Anthem (in full verse)

All stand and Salute


Flag Bearers march off and return to their position in the field.

Police Brass Band

Presidential National Day Speech


Delivery of National Day Statement

H.E Te Beretitenti


Order for Guard of Honour Slow March Past the stadium-and back to position on the field

Parade Commander

Honours & Award Ceremony


Secretary to Cabinet announces names of the 2019 National Honours & Award medal recipients

Dr. Naomi Biribo


Presentation of National Honours & Award medals.

HE Te Beretitenti


Secretary for Foreign Affairs & Immigration announces congratulatory messages

Ms. Peniita K. Garisau


Order for Head-dress removal before Benediction

Parade Commander


Benediction & closing – His Lordship Bishop Paul Mea



Order for Head-dress placement

Parade Commander


March-off of Parade guided by YCL Brass Band Contingents followed by pre-schools and Haka Group (New Zealand)

To be led by MTC platoon


YCL brass band for their performances

YCL band master


Guard of Honour’s performance followed by Final Salute and First verse of national anthem and then March Off

Parade Commander


Haka Group march-in to the field for their performance

Haka Group

Refreshment Inside the Sport-Complex


Refreshment inside the sport-complex complemented by garlanding by Arorae Dancing group and show from FOWPAL

All Guests and public to watch the shows.



State Banquet

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