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The most important cultural occasion of the Polynesian life, the “
This occasion brings together greater than 8 thousand
During the pre-European period, Tahiti and Her Islands made a point of making everything related to festivals, physical-activities and entertainment important. Polynesians therefore often gathered together to dance, sing, do sports and many other activities. They staged shows together and travelled around the islands in order to perform them.
Though, in the direction of the start of the 19th century, the primary E
II – acknowledged for his tyranny, transformed into Christianity. This was the beginning of the destruction of the historic spiritual rites and practices. Pomare II forbade dancing and for many years it then has become a marginalized and clandestine activity.
Nowadays, dancing is a way to revive the beyond and traditions that a few were forgotten.