Te Maeva Nui 2022 - Constitution Celebrations

Te Maeva Nui is our annual National Event and commemorates our rich Cook Islands cultural heritage. 

29 July 2022 - 4 August 2022
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TE MAEVA NUI | 29th July - 4th August 2022

Te Maeva Nui Festival is a week-long national culture and dance event held each year to celebrate the August 4th birthday of the Cook Islands as an independent nation. It is the cultural highlight of the Cook Islands year.

This National Event has grown over the years drawing international visitors from across the globe to Rarotonga for a week of cultural festivities and celebrations through the arts, crafts, music, song, dance and local food. Our Cook Islands people are our richest Asset. The whole Nation literally comes to a standstill as we celebrate our unique culture during Te Maeva Nui.

Enjoy highlights from the 2017 Te Maeva Nui below or for more coverage and highlights visit The Ministry of Cultural Development's website.

Please note that tickets to this years event can only be purchased while you are on the island. Online ticket sales will not be available. For more information on purchasing tickets, you can email [email protected] or [email protected] or call +682 20725

TE MAEVA NUI 2022 -  Overall Programme 

FRIDAY 29TH JULY                                                                                    

1.00pm            OFFICIAL OPENING and FLOAT PARADE            Punanga Nui and Constitution Park

 

SATURDAY 30th July 

7:00am           LOCAL MARKET DAY                                   Punanga Nui Market

7.00pm           CHOIR AND IMENE TUKI PERFORMANCES     National Auditorium 

 

SUNDAY 31st July 

10:00am       CHURCH SERVICES                                          Various Churches     

6.30pm         CHOIR AND IMENE TUKI PERFORMANCES       National Auditorium 

 

MONDAY 1st AUGUST

7.00pm         CULTURAL DANCE PERFORMANCES             National Auditorium

 

TUESDAY 2nd AUGUST

7.00pm         CULTURAL DANCE PERFORMANCES             National Auditorium   

 

WEDNESDAY 3rd AUGUST

7.00pm         CULTURAL DANCE PERFORMANCES             National Auditorium 

 

THURSDAY 4th AUGUST

10am –12pm    THE 56th CONSTITUTION DAY CEREMONY.         National Auditorium 

12.10pm           AWARDS and the TE MAEVA NUI 20022 OFFICIAL CLOSING CEREMONY

*Please check back with us regularly as dates may change closer to the time of the event.