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Culture presentation1

  1. 1.  Location : In the South Pacific Ocean Map references: Oceania Area: total: 240 sq. km Climate: beautiful warm, tropical climate all year round.
  2. 2.  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.
  3. 3.  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.
  4. 4.  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.
  5. 5.  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.
  6. 6. Kia Orana- HelloKa kite- GoodbyeMeitaki- Thank YouAe- YesKare- No
  7. 7.  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.
  8. 8.  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.
  9. 9.  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.
  10. 10.  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.