KIRIBATI

A Christmas Island Visit

 

A warm welcome to Christmas (Kiritimati) Island is enjoyed by visitors to this beautiful and remote island in the Line Islands, Republic of Kiribati. This welcome includes traditional singing and dancing in which the visitors are welcome to participate in both the singing and dancing.  

 

           

A pilot is persuaded to dance by a local lady

Visitors happily join in the singing

Singers and dancers ready to perform

Singers with their visitor joining in the singing

Dancers perform for their guests

Visitors joining in the dance

Male and female dancers after the garlanding of the wreaths on their visitors 

Male and female dancers performing a traditional dance

Farewelling their visitors on their way to Honolulu, Hawaii

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Christmas Island, Line Islands
 
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