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Tapati Rapa Nui 2015, The Biggest Celebration on Easter Island

Each year, the Tapati Rapa Nui is held throughout the first fifty percent of February, in 2015 it will occur from January 30 to February 14.

During the program, participants are split into groups or clans as well as each is stood for by their queen. The participants of each group contend in a selection of physical and also imaginative activities. Some of the most striking are:

Haka Pei: competition where young men slide on logs covered with banana leaves in a steep slope.

Fiesta Tapati

Pora: swimming competition on a float made from totora or pora. Rivals cover a range of 1,500 meters; all this is done using a typical Rapa Nui costume.Takona: body paint competition, making use of the technique of blending natural pigments. At the end each team have to discuss the definition of their paintings.The group that wins most competitions will certainly be the champion and
their queen will certainly become the queen of Easter Island for one year. To round off this wonderful event is a big ceremony and also the crowning of the queen. If you are thinking about being part of this special experience

, it is essential that you remain in a place that belongs to the Rapa Nui habitat. Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa is an optimal selection, due to the fact that its style is based on the ancient village of Orongo. It additionally has 75 deluxe spaces with sea views, two restaurants, a day spa and a swimming pool, among others.Images courtesy of Turismo Chile and also Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa

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