Heiva I Tahiti, French Polynesia's Cultural Festival, Opens

Vice President: 'Rarihi ceremony shows the combination of wisdom and beauty, which is the envy of the world'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, July 08, 2017) – French Polynesia's biggest annual cultural festival has been opened in Tahiti.

The Heiva I Tahiti is being celebrated in Papeete with a festival village accommodating 24 exhibitors.

29 dance groups are competing in this year's event.

In his opening remarks, the vice president Teva Rohfritsch says the Rarihi ceremony shows the combination of wisdom and beauty, which is the envy of the world.

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