Te Ano is one famous traditional game in Tuvalu where two teams line up and facing one another and competition begins with one member throwing the heavy small ball toward the other team, who must hit it back with their hands. Points are scored if the opposite team lets the ball falls and the first team to reach 10 points. The points will get from the weak players where the balls always give to them and they are also their main target.
The fatele is a traditional dance song of Tuvalu. Dancing songs are the most common type of traditional Tuvaluan song, with other tradition dance styles including fakanau and fakaseasea.
The fatele, is performed at community events and to celebrate leaders and other prominent individuals, who came and visit Tuvalu. In any Tuvalu feasting or occasion, gatherings, weddings, birthday party and so forth it’s always end or to be closed the program with the fatele.
Christianity fills much of life on Tuvalu, so don’t be shocked if your guesthouse host invites you to a Sunday church service (which will be in Tuvaluan or English, but not both) and offers to take you there on the back of his/her motorbike, then to a traditional family lunch called a “tonai”, where you’ll have a chance to sample typical Tuvaluan fare such as fresh fish, “coconut apple” (sweet, germinating coconut) and breadfruit loaf. Just remember to wait for someone to say grace before you start eating.
Every evening you can see people playing at the airstrip. When they finish work, people turn to go back home, quick start doing their evening chores and then they started to go play at the airstrip especially the men. As what I see now, men are playing in their own islands and some small club start from Nanumea to Nukulaelae, they played and do their trainings together. You can also see some women bring their children to play at the airstrip and have an evening walk just to do a little exercise.