The Heiva i Tahiti: a cultural event bringing Polynesian people together.

Every July, for more than 130 years, Tahiti hosts the greatest competition of traditional dance and song worldwide.  The Heiva is a major popular event, much awaited every year by Polynesian people to gather together! Let’s discover this magical event. This year, the dance and song competition will take place from July 2nd to July…

The Tahiti-Moorea Sailing RDV

The Tahiti-Moorea Sailing RDV is  organized by Archipelagoes and Latitude 38 magazine. This annual event  brings together sailors from all the oceans for a stopover in French Polynesia. This friendly rally helps the promotion of traditional sailing and water sports. More than 60 yachts and 250 people of different nationalities participated to the festivities between…

Legend of the coconut tree

The coconut tree, an asset for the Polynesians: When you think coconut tree , you always think holyday, travel, paradise, island, get some rest under the sun and maybe on a hamock in between two coconut tree. Far from these idylic ideas, the coconuts tree mean so much more to the polynesian cultur. The coconut…

Ono’u : the international graffiti festival in Tahiti.

Tahiti, island paradise, shares with us some new treasures. If you go through the town of Papeete, you will probably see some unexpected Streets art, huge colorful graffiti mural. Graffiti, so far not well knew and often likened to the “Tags” and considered like an underground activity, from now on, take part to the Polynesian…

Ukulele: Tahiti breaks the World Record!

They were precisely 4792 ukulele players, officially recorded, to perform all together the song « Bora Bora » at the Toa’ta Arena in Papeete, on April 11th, during this 1st Ukulele Festival. They created the world’s largest ever Ukulele ensemble! The record, approved by the Guinness World Record, was previously held by England with “only” 2370 players….

The history of the Pacific Franc

The Pacific Franc, also known as CFP franc is a recent currency, created on December 25, 1945 by the General de Gaulle for French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna and the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu).  While the dollar was widely used in the Pacific during the Second World War, identitywise, those territories had a…