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Colors of Rarotonga - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Rarotonga is the amazingly beautiful and charming island with interesting cultural traditions. Music and dance have become indispensable attributes of everyday life. The islanders consider themselves the best dancers of Oceania and not without a reason. Travelers who wish to get acquainted with local culture and traditions have to visit the island during the second half of April, when a festival of dance Te Mire Ura takes place. It is attended by the best dance groups of the Cook Islands; the festival is accompanied by grandiose performances and music concerts. During the last day of the festival, the best dancers of the year are chosen. The event is finished by the grand concert.
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Traditional Song-Quest music festival is held in July; it is attended by the best performers. This music festival lasts for five weeks and visitors of the island can attend concerts and interesting entertainment every day. One of the most popular national holidays is Te Maeva Nui Festival, the Constitution Day. The holiday is dedicated to the important historical event, the attainment of independence. Lush festivities last for 10 days; the festival is held in early August.
The festival program is very rich and diverse, so its guests can witness exciting sports and colorful street performances, concerts and a fair. During the festival, there are interesting excursions and cultural events dedicated to the history and traditions of islands. Copyright
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The main religious holiday is Nuku or Gospel Day. Each year, the date of the holiday varies, so tourists wishing to get acquainted with religious traditions of the island have to specify the date in advance. November has always been associated with colorful Tiare or Floral festival; it is visited by florists from different countries. The festival is complemented by very interesting exhibitions and competitions; skilled florists compete in designing landscape compositions and facades of buildings and their works look simply irresistible. At each festival foreigners will feel welcomed, as Rarotonga has very welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
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