Fiji declares a national holiday following its first gold medal in history

Jerry Tuwai and Vatemo Ravouvou of Fiji
(Image credit: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Fiji is very, very, very excited right now.

The nation just won its first Olympic medal, in men's rugby sevens, and it was a gold. Fijians are so thrilled, in fact, that Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama actually declared August 22 a national holiday so people can celebrate rather than going to work.

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