Festivals and Events in French Polynesia

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It is festive season on the islands all year round as the islanders truly know how to celebrate life but some of the special times to be on the islands are during the festivals/ special events like the annual Moorea Marathon in February, that attracts plenty of participants.

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The Heiva i Tahiti Festival in July lasts for a whole month and features music, dancing, sports events and art & craft exhibitions. 

September finds the Tahitians getting ready for a surfing contest that brings in surfers and competitors from all over the world. 

Come October on the island of Tahaa and its time for the stone-fishing festival, the Heiva No Te Pahu Nui O Tahaa. 

The Hawaiki Nui canoe race is a three-day event in early November that covers a distance of 116km and four islands. The race begins in Huahine with more than 60 teams of broad, tattooed Polynesian hunks who participate in this frenetic display of boatmanship.