Calendar of events
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The most famous of all cultural festivals is without any doubt the "Heiva i Tahiti", a big traditional celebration. It lasts for a month and includes the National Holiday of 14 July. Events over this period are sumptuous and are characterized by heated contests between the best artistic groups with singing, dancing and costumes, not to mention the sports contests which include canoe racing, javelin throwing, copra preparation, stone lifting and weaving etc… The heart of the people is also to be found in the "Crafts Heiva" that runs concurrently with these events with exhibitions and demonstrations of all forms of craftwork from the five archipelagoes.
The rest of the year is studded with various cultural events organized by the very dynamic crafts, horticultural and cultural clubs.
Sports play a growing role with unsurpassed international fame in surfing and canoe racing in particular.
For further information, please consult the calendar of events.
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