Bishop Museum in Partnership with Tahiti Mana Present:
Heiva i Vaihi – Tuʻaro Maʻohi Sport Competition
Sunday, September 3, 2017
on the Great Lawn at Bishop Museum
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Junior (4-17 years): $7
Children (under 3 years): Free
Bishop Museum Members: Free with membership card
Heiva i Vaihi is a celebration of Tahitian culture. Tahitian craft booths will feature talented artisans of French Polynesia. Purchase Tahitian crafts and enjoy demonstrations, and Tahitian music and dance.
Contestants from all over the world come together to celebrate the vibrant culture of Tahiti and to compete for trophies in Tu’aro Ma’ohi, Tahitian traditional sports.
The Tahitian sports categories are:
- AmoraʻaʻŌfaʻi – Stone Lifting
- Timau Raʻau – Fruit Bearing Race
- Tauma Haʻari – Coconut Tree Climbing
All Tahitian dancers, rock lifters, fruit-bearing racers, and coconut tree climbers are welcome to participate in the festivities. There will be cash prizes awarded to top finishers. Food vendors will also be present for visitors to enjoy a snack or visit the Bishop Museum Cafe by Highway Inn for some delicious Hawaiian food.
Heiva i Vaihi will continue on Monday, September, 4, 2017 at Hawaii Theatre with the ‘Ori Tahiti, Tahitian dance competition.