Solomon Islands

SHORT INFORMATION

Religion in the Solomon Islands

In the Solomon Islands approximately 92.0 percent of the population is affiliated with one of the following Christian churches: Anglican, 35 percent; Roman Catholic, 19 percent; South Seas Evangelical, 17 percent; Methodist, 11 percent; and Seventh-day Adventist, 10 percent.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Solomon Islands — Festivals and Events

The festivals on the Solomon Islands revolve around two main features – religion and culture. Throughout the calendar year, visitors will see some familiar celebrations, including Easter. However, there are plenty of fascinating festivals that highlight the cultural importance of the Solomon Islands’ long history, such as the Spear Dancing Festival in Santa Catalina.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Culture of the Solomon Islands

In the traditional culture of the Solomon Islands, age-old customs are handed down from one generation to the next, allegedly from the ancestral spirits themselves, to form the cultural values to Solomon Islands. Culturally, the Solomon Islands are a part of Melanesia, and the indigenous peoples are Melanesians.