The interim prime minister Frank Bainimarama has thanked the country's Indian community for their contribution to the nation.
In a message to mark Diwali, Bainimarama thanked Indians for the "colour, excitement and joy" they brought to Fiji's communities.
"You have made our nation culturally vibrant and rich in its diversity. And for that we shall be forever grateful," he said.
Bainimarama said his government would remain steadfast in its vision for the nation.
"The trials of darkness that the few in the local and international community seek to subject our nation to, will be challenged and overcome," he said.
Bainimarama said the people of Fiji must accept and respect that there is a reason and purpose for their being together as “a people of one nation and with one destiny”.