Celebrate island culture at the Pasifika Festival in Auckland - AsiaRooms.com

January 21, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
AsiaRooms.com can announce that Auckland's Pasifika Festival is an annual event celebrating the culture and lifestyle of South Pacific island communities.

This year's event takes place at the Western Springs Stadium on March 13th and promises to be one of the highlights of the social calendar for people living in or visiting the New Zealand capital.

Now in its 18th year, the free festival is organised by Auckland City Council and is considered to be the largest event of its kind in the world.

The city is home to the world's biggest expatriate community of Polynesians, meaning that its annual celebration of their heritage and culture is always a joyous occasion.

People staying in Auckland hotels during the Pasifika Festival can expect to see a wide variety of stalls selling traditional art and crafts from Tonga, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa and the Cook Islands.

Other island nations such as Tuvalu, Tokelau and Kiribati will also be represented at the event.

Travel website destination360 claims that the festival "gets better and better, as more and more sponsors jump on board" each year.

It also points out that people unable to attend on March 13th can still enjoy some of the fun, as a month-long programme of Celebrate Pasifika events runs in Auckland throughout March.