Tapati Rapa Nui

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


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.