20 May 2019
TE MAEVA NUI | JULY 26th - AUGUST 5th, 2019
Te Maeva Nui Festival is a week-long national culture and dance event held each year to celebrate the August 4th date commemorating the day the Cook Islands became 'self-dependent' in free association with New Zealand. It is the cultural highlight of the Cook Islands events calendar for the year.
This National Event has grown over the years drawing international visitors from across the globe to Rarotonga for a week of cultural festivities and celebrations through the arts, crafts, music, song, dance and local food. Our Cook Islands people are our richest Asset. The whole Nation literally comes to a standstill as we celebrate our unique culture during Te Maeva Nui.