Tapati Rapa Nui

Held in February, this is one of the most relevant and traditional festivities of Easter Island.

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Versión en Español Tapati Rapa Nui

This is the most important celebration on Easter Island. It is held in February and every family group must undergo a series of tests to add points for the candidates to become queen.

Traditional cooking and a series of contests and ancestral sports are recreated in this celebration, where the traditional body painting Takona and Haka Pei - in which young men slide down a 45º mountain slope on plantain tree trunks, down the Mount Pu’i –  stand out.

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