Te Maeva Nui 2022 - Constitution Celebrations
Te Maeva Nui is our annual National Event and commemorates our rich Cook Islands cultural heritage.
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 Taua Terevete (Constitution Park)
SATURDAY 30th July
7:00am LOCAL MARKET DAY Punanga Nui Market
7.00pm INTERNATIONAL NIGHT National Auditorium
SUNDAY 31st July
10:00am CHURCH SERVICES Various Churches
MONDAY 1st AUGUST
8:00am GENERAL ELECTIONS
TUESDAY 2nd AUGUST
9am - 3pm TEAM REHEARSALS National Auditorium
WEDNESDAY 3rd AUGUST
7.00pm CULTURAL DANCE PERFORMANCES National Auditorium
THURSDAY 4th AUGUST
10am –12pm 57th CONSTITUTION DAY CEREMONY National Auditorium
6:00pm IMENE PUPU & IMENE TUKI National Auditorium
FRIDAY 5th AUGUST
6:30pm CULTURAL DANCE PERFORMANCE National Auditorium
TE MAEVA NUI AWARDS & OFFICIAL CLOSING
*Please check back with us regularly as dates may change closer to the time of the event.