Students of the Laucala-based University of the South Pacific in Suva celebrated its Open Day today.

With the Open Day theme "Leading a Quality Region", students from around the Pacific showcased their unique tradition through dances and songs.

Among the many participants were students from Solomon Islands who were given the honor of going on stage to be part of the show.

Speaking to Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) President, Eric Sau'eha, says having Solomon Islanders performing this year is an honor as they have missed last year's USP Open Day.

"As student body, SISA was proud watching the Solomon Islanders put on a real good performance having supported them in their preparation financially," he told Solomon Times.

He added that this year also marks the 40th anniversary of USP "so it was a real opportunity where we were able to participate and showcase our unique tradition among other Pacific islanders".

Mr. Sau'eha said that it is with pride for locals living away from home to perform in such occasion showcasing among many other Pacific island groups and "it should be something to be proud of".

The Open Day attracted not just students but Suva public as well.