Every month throughout the year each Niuean village has their annual “Village Show Day” which is a typical Niue ‘Food and Arts Festival’ day. A fantastic day out for friends and families and one that visitors thoroughly enjoy.
This is the main day for each village to showcase their amazing talents through creative hand crafts and embroidery displays, locally grown produce and making some extra cash through food stalls, games and competitions. The wonderful array of crafts and local produce are judged for prizes and sold very quickly. It truly is a wonderful day out for everyone and it just gets better and more creative every year.
Learn more about Marshallese tradition and history at Alele, which features authentic tools and artifacts, traditional canoe displays, original photos from the Joachim deBrum collection and more. Located in downtown Majuro, open M-F 9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM. Call Alele at 625-3372 for more information.
Many traditional structures no longer exist but cherished traditions are woven into modern village life. Navala village in the Ba highlands is the only village where most houses are still built in the traditional style ie with thatch, reed walls and sinnet lashings.
Another cultural experience not to be missed is the traditional kava ceremony. Kava is an earthy concoction made from the pounded root of a Pepper plant species and was originally drunk during ceremonial occasions. Kava root is usually brought as a sevusevu or gift when asking a chiefs permission to visit his village or lands.
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The Cook Islands greeting Kia Orana, “may you live on” reflects the beauty not only of our islands but also of our Cook Islands people. At Te Vara Nui Village you will meet local Maori people who will share their stories, knowledge and heritage with you during the Cultural Village Tour.