Location : In the South Pacific Ocean Map references: Oceania Area: total: 240 sq. km Climate: beautiful warm, tropical climate all year round.
Tattoos is part of art in the Cook Islands. Another part of art in the Cook Islands is carving Tikis. Weaving is also part of art in the Cook Islands because we love our hats and fans etc. Usually when we get tattoos in the Cook Islands it has a symbol of our family. With carving a Tiki there are special ways to do it and if you don’t do it right it won’t turn out the way you wanted it.
Cook Island food is verysimilar to other Island food. In the Cook Islands weespecially love our seafood Another thing we love is adish that is very sophisticatedChop Suey. Also we especially loveDonuts because it goes wellwith chop suey and manyother dishes.
When dancing the hula your The hula is expressed by girlsshoulders must be still and or ladies moving their hips.straight and you must show To go with the traditionalcompassion. dance is obviously a cultural and There are many types are beautiful costume.dances there is the hula and the When men dance you can seemen’s dance where they move how different to the womenstheir legs and knees. dance.
Music is a huge part taken in the Cook Islands There are certain instruments that us CookIslanders use to make music. The instruments are Ukuleles, Drums, Guitars etc. The type of music Cook Islanders relate to arefast beat songs. Music is very important, especially for dancing.
Kia Orana- HelloKa kite- GoodbyeMeitaki- Thank YouAe- YesKare- No
Tipping isn’t expected and is contrary to Cook Islandscustom. Most Cook Islanders are considered Christians so we all goto church and worship.Sun baking around the resort pool or on a beach is fine, butbathers shouldn’t be worn outside the resort. In some Islands it is not required to wear seatbelts whiledriving because the Cook Islands are very safe.
A destination you could go to is the Pacific Resort in Aitutaki, the village of Amuri. Another destination could be is also in Aitutaki , the Amuri Guesthouse. Koka Lagoon Cruises is a awesome place to definitely consider. One I would consider is Black Pearl Fishing Charters.
In the Island of Avarua they celebrate Lagoon Day. In every month of the year every Island in the CookIslands celebrate Gospel day. A very traditional and Important celebration in theCook Islands that represents our culture is Dancer ofthe year. Te Maeva Nui is another celebration of culture,except that it’s a group performance. One celebration that shows elegance is Miss Tiare.
There are many legends in theCook Islands. One of the legends are Taakura, aextremely beautiful red-hairedmaiden from the island of Rarotonga. Another legend that is very muchfamous and well known is Ina and theshark and is currently on the CookIslands 3 dollar note. Two legends who come from thepacific but are well known that theycome from Rarotonga, is Tangiia andKarika. One other legend is the Octopusand the rat.