New Caledonia has many festivals that take place throughout the year. Besides the larger regional and national events, most villages will have special celebrations often related to food, harvest, sport, or religion.
Half of the population is С, including most of the Europeans, Uveans, and Vietnamese and half of the Melanesian and Tahitian minorities.
New Caledonia has a special status of sui generis collectivity of France. It is located in the subregion of Melanesia in the southwest Pacific.