cook islandsFor a powerful cultural experience when visiting the South Pacific, try suggesting to your clients that they time their journey to the Cook Islands during late July to early August to be a part of the constitutional celebrations known as ‘Te Maeva Nui’.

It is the most prominent annual event for Cook Islanders and commemorates August 4th 1965, the date the nation gained self-governance and independence. Ten days of celebrations stretch from July 23 to August 4.

A colourful parade marks the opening of the festivities and the period is filled with arts and craft exhibitions, dancing and drumming competitions. There will be an international night with entertainment from the different nations that call Cook Islands home. An Island Day will also be held to showcase the culture, food, arts, crafts and music of their sister islands.

Visitors are encouraged to watch, enjoy and engage in the fun and to soak up the buzzing atmosphere.

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