No one went to work or school on Aug. 11, 2016, in Fiji. Instead, the entire country was glued to the TV.
Thousands of people packed into the ANZ National Stadium in Suva. At Swami Vivekanand College in Nadi, all 700 students were called down to an assembly. Every restaurant, bar, resort, and home in the country was at max capacity with eager-eyed Fijians holding their breaths.