The Pasifika Festival held in New Zealand in March of each year is one of the most significant cultural and community festivals in the South Pacific and is the world's largest Festival of its kind. The Festival is a chance for Pacific Island communities to showcase their traditions and cultural heritage and to extend their hospitality to visitors both in New Zealand and from around the world.
This Web site shares and showcases many aspects of the beautiful traditional culture of Tuvalu in general and has been kindly made available by Michael Naisali who was one of the many visitors attending and enjoying this Pasifika Festival 2011 - we very sincerely appreciate and thank you Michael for sharing these wonderful images with us all.
All pictures above, courtesy Michael Naisali
Back to Tuvalu Pasifika 2011 - Part 1 - Courtesy Michael Naisali
Tuvalu: Pasifika 2011 - Nukulaelae Dancers - Courtesy Louisa Butcher
Tuvalu: Pasifika 2010 - Nukufetau Dancers - Courtesy Hermina Hotesi
I should perhaps mention that the above images, and much more, are available on Facebook courtesy Michael Naisali. Our very sincere appreciation, thanks and gratitude go to Michael Naisali for sharing and allowing us to utilize these very beautiful and cultural pictures of Tuvalu - Pasifika 2011 Festival - with us all.
For further information on Tuvalu Culture - ABOUT US Web site, including Singing And Dancing, you are invited to visit URL: http://www.janeresture.com/tu8/aboutus.htm and click on: SINGING AND DANCING (and the other relevant links: ORIGINS, THE TRADITIONAL SOCIAL STRUCTURE and THE CYCLE OF LIFE should you wish, listed below). These links, together, form the basis of what Tuvalu, and especially Tuvalu Dancing, are all about.
SINGING AND DANCING
THE TRADITIONAL SOCIAL STRUCTURE
THE CYCLE OF LIFE
Tuvalu Genealogy (Nukulaelae)
Tuvalu Home Page
Pacific Islands Radio Stations
Jane's Oceania Travel Page