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Vaiare is settlement on a fabulous island, the history of which is connected to many beautiful legends and beliefs. In accordance with one of them, the islands of Moorea and Tahiti appeared from fins of a giant fish. This is the reason why the islands are located so close and look so much alike. As many as eight mountain ranges cross the islands. This peculiarity gave the islands its first name - Aimeo I te rara varu. Later, the island’s name was changed to Moorea. There is also a very interesting legend connected with that name. This word can be translated as “yellow lizard”. Local people believe that the high priest of the island saw the animal in a dream, and ordered to change to the island’s name.
1. The period from June to October is considered the best time to visit Moorea. There are almost no heavy rains during these months, so nothing will spoil your excursion program. 2. The … Open
If you look at Moorea from high above, you will notice that the island has a shape that resembles the heart. Because of this interesting peculiarity, many newlyweds choose the islands as their honeymoon destination. Some arrive to the gorgeous island for the wedding ceremony, and some come to relax during the honeymoon. Local people treat wedding ceremonies seriously, so they organize absolutely stunning and mesmerizing ceremonies for guests.
Newlyweds get a beautiful marriage certificate that is made of the palm tree bark. Of course, this document has no legal power, but it is a wonderful gift for years to come. Wedding ceremonies that take place on the island have many interesting traditions and beliefs. For example, Polynesian girls will help the bride to put on the national dress correctly. Newlyweds decorate their outfits with tiare flowers – this is also an old and good tradition. Locals pay much attention to flowers at wedding ceremonies. Different flowers have different meaning for them and can tell much about the social status, character, and even mood of people. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Once the romantic ceremony is over, newlyweds enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach or can make a walk to the jungles. Every year, Moorea attracts numerous couples. This is an incredibly romantic place with rich history and interesting national culture.
Moorea, French Polynesia Throughout the year, Vaiare and surrounding islands host a number of interesting events and celebrations. Many like to visit the islands during Chinese New Year. This is traditionally a festive time of the year with numerous entertainments and exciting performances. Life never stops on the island during the holiday. Performances, fire shows, dancing and parades – the celebration is always very interesting to attend. Fans of traditional music will enjoy attending Tahiti Espoirs Guitare festival. This music event is dedicated to traditional guitar music of the islands and guitar music in general. The event always attracts international musicians and bands, as well as numerous visitors. For tourists, it’s an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with the culture of the region.
On Moorea Island, you will find several elite world-class hotels, including upscale Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort. It occupies a vast area on the snow-white coast and besides chic … Open
In February, vacationers can attend one more interesting event – Flowers and Handicrafts Festival. The two-week-long event takes place in the Papeete’s gardens of the City Hall. Numerous local craftsmen and gardeners show their best flowers and jewelry during the event. Even if you don’t plan to buy anything, simply visit the festival to enjoy colorful blooming flowers of different shapes and sizes. In February, the islands host one more famous event – the Pacific International Documentary Film Festival. This event brings together professional filmmakers, television professionals, internationally famous documentary buyers, and amateur documentary makers. For visitors, it’s a fantastic opportunity to know more about life of the region, its traditions, and customs.
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♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Immaculée Conception, Papeete, 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of French Polynesia

Most of the inhabitants of French Polynesia (about 80%) are ethnic Polynesians or Polynesians mixed with Europeans. The rest of the islanders are mostly Chinese and Europeans. The overwhelming majority of the population speaks both French and Tahitian. Polynesians have a positive attitude towards France, but a part of them wants independence and favors a return to the heritage of their ancestors, at the same time the other is proud of belonging to French culture. Half of Polynesians consider themselves to be Protestants, and about 35% are Catholics. You will also find on the island adherents of other religious conviction such as Seventh-day Adventists and Mormons. Regardless of religion, many islanders believe in ancestral spirits that can appear in the world of the living as ghosts and even make contact with relatives. … Open
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Vaiare. Learn the best periods to visit Vaiare to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Vaiare.
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