Heiva I Tahiti July 3 – 19 Papeete, Tahiti
Heiva comes from the words hei, meaning to assemble, and va, meaning community places. At its core, though, Heiva means festival. Music, singing, dancing and sporting events have always been integral to Polynesian culture. In ancient times, these performances were essential to religious and political ceremonies. More than a festival, Heiva I Tahiti is the symbol of Polynesian culture.
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