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Heiva i Bora Bora 2023

The Heiva festival is one of the most fun ways to experience the culture of Bora Bora


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Heiva is the highlight of local tradition and culture. A celebration of music, dance, song, and craft with traditional sports competitions, it is an unbeatable experience with a vivid and exciting atmosphere. The traditional drums, costumes, dancing on the sand and much more make it the best place to experience Bora Bora's festive culture.

Every year, Heiva i Bora Bora takes place on the main square of Vaitape, the capital of Bora Boary,—Place Tu Vavau. This celebration of life highlights the ancestral traditions and legends of Polynesia. People specializing in dance, music, percussion, singing, and lyrics judge the performances. Competition is all about live music that accompanies singers and dancers. Here you can witness orchestras with traditional instruments like a nasal flute—vivo.

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