Te Maeva Nui Celebration

Drop everything… and go. Just go.

You’re not going to want to miss this cultural event in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. It’s the Te Maeva Nui (Constitution Celebration) from July 29th to August 5th. Sorry for the late notice, but if you can make this celebration, you’ll remember it for years to come.

From the Raro Live Website:

Maeva Nui means, a great (nui) celebration (maeva). It is the most popular event of the ministry since self-governing attainment from New Zealand in 1965. It is held between the last weekend of July and the first week of August. The event was previously known as the Constitutional Celebrations from 1965 and later Te Mire Maeva Nui from 1994 to 2001. Originally, the event was focused on celebrating the attainment of political self-governing status from New Zealand on August 4th 1965. Today it is focused on celebrating the performing, oral, culinary, literature and material arts. The Maeva Nui is preceded by a float parade through the township of Avarua that adds to the festive atmosphere. The vibrant arts are showcased for a full week.

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