Nico (vilakins) wrote,
Nico
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Pasifika Festival

Today we went to the annual Pasifika Festival in Western Springs, which celebrates the cultures of the different Pacific islands. It was hot, crowded, and fun. We stuffed ourselves with interesting food from places like Samoa, Tahiti, Niue, Kiribati, Tokelau, Fiji, Tonga, and Niu Sila, listened to singers, watched dancers, and had a great time.

Yes, I wondered where on earth Niu Sila was too, then when I said it out loud, realised it was here: New Zealand, duh. That area had Maori food and crafts of course.

Three pictures under the cut, and five more in an LJ gallery, including one of me drinking from a coconut which I decided not to spam you with after last week. :-P

Oh go on, have a look. There are two men in grass skirts.

craft stall
One of the many craft stalls

performers
Dancers waiting to go on stage. I think these guys were from Kiribati.

tapa
Fijian woman beating bark to make tapa, an example of which is at the bottom right of the photo.

Tags: outings, pasifika, photos
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