Sunday, November 09, 2008

A Month Long Tahitian Cultural Festival

Tahitian Javelin Thrower

Tahiti is currently celebrating the "Matari'i Ni'a", a traditional cultural festival held at the start of the planting season, which begins on November 20th (but the festivities continue through December 14th).

Roughly (very roughly, I'm sure) translated from the official Web site it is to remember a time when stars guided the navigator on his double pirogue, a time when the moon taught men to plant, to fish ... It is to remember a time when the constellations were Polynesian, a time when the Pantheon of the Gods rejoined the celestial arch. A time when the stars spoke with man

A full and detailed Program is available in pdf format; it is all in French (but you can figure it out). There's a lot going on.

Photo courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme

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