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The next edition of the Tapati Rapa Nui will be held from January 27th to February 12nd of 2017. On this occasion the most important festival of Easter Island coincides with the 50th anniversary of the law 16441 of 1966 by which the rapanui inhabitants obtained the Chilean citizenship.

If you do not want to miss this great party, we suggest that you book your accommodation well in advance. If you also book through our website you will be collaborating with the School of Music and Arts Toki NGO whose purpose is to protect and spread the Rapanui culture.




Tapati O Te Rapa Nui 2017 Program


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Friday, 27th January


Hanga Vare Vare – 18:00 h

  • Hare Mauku´s Official Inauguration | Te Ha’amatara’a te Hare Mauku

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h

  • He Tahu i te anga
  • Tapati o te Rapa Nui 2017 Official Opening
  • Tapati 2017´s Candidates and ‘Aito Presentations and speeches | He tatara te  Uka ararua ko te ‘Aito o te Tapati
  • Tapati 2016’s  Queen and ‘Aito Speech | He tatara te  Arikiararua ko te ‘Aito Tapati Rapa Nui 2016
  • Authorities’ speech | He tatara te tangata honui o te kainga
  • Artistic performance of “Varua Ora”| He haka tike’a i te ‘ori’e i te himene

Saturday, 28th January


Rano Raraku – 12:00 h.

  • Rapa Nui’s Triathlon: Adults, ‘Aito, Youth and Male Masters | He Tau’a Rapa Nui Ngangata
  • Rapa Nui’s Triathlon: Women and Candidates | He Tau’a Rapa Nui Ngavi’e

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h

  • Traditional Song Contest “Ute” | He Ute
  • Kai Kai Candidates | He KaiKai o te ‘Uka
  • Kai Kai ‘Aito | He KaiKai o te ‘Aito
  • Artistic performance of “Te Raai” | He hakatike’a i te ‘ori’e i te himene

Sunday, 29th January


Hanga Vare Vare – 09:00 h

  • Tapati Rapa Nui´s official Catholic Mass | He pure o te Tapati Rapa Nui

Municipal stadium – 13:00 h

  • Soccer Male Master 40 | He koripirotoNgangata
  • Soccer Women | He koripirotongavi’e
  • Soccer | He koripirotongapoki

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h

  • Contest of Body Painting Candidates | He Tatu o te’Uka
  • Contest of Body Painting ‘Aito | He Tatu o te ‘Aito
  • First round of Adult’s group for the artistic presentations contest | He ‘a’ati’ori o te nu’upa’ari

Monday, 30th January


Hanga Vare Vare – 10:00 h

  • Agricultural Exhibition | He haito i te kaiha’apu

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h

  • Candidates and ‘Aito Singing Contest | ‘A’ati himene o te Uka ararua ko te ‘Aito
  • Tatu’s competitors | He ‘a’ati Tatu o te nu’a’a’ati
  • Artistic performance of “Mao’ri Tupuna” | He hakatike’a i te himene

Tuesday, 31st January


Vaihu – 10:00 hrs.

  • Horse Racing (short and long races) | He ‘a’ati hoi

Hanga Roa o Tai – 15:00 h

  • Body boarding with a reed board | HakaNgaru
  • Body boarding | HakaHonu

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h

  • First round of kids’ group for the artistics presentations contest | He ‘a’ati’ori o te ngapoki
  • Riu song contest | He ‘a’ati Riu
  • Traditional tango competitors; Candidates and ‘Aito | He ‘a’ati ori tango

Wednesday, 1st February


Hanga Roa o Tai – 09:00 h

  • Traditional underwater hunting contest | He ‘a’ati Hi Kau
  • Traditional spear fishing contest | He ‘a’atiRuku Mata e Oru
  • Moray eel hunting contest for kids | He’a’atiherekorehamo te ngapoki

Hanga Vare Vare – 15:00 h

  • Traditional costume making: Mahute kakaka and feathers | ‘A’atireireikahu
  • Reimiro and Mangai Carving for Competitors| He tarai i te reimiro e i te mangai
  • Mangai Carving for  ‘Aito | He tarai mangai o te ‘Aito

Rapa Nui City Hall – 16:00 h

  • Collection of points

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h

  • Chorus Competition | He KoroHakaOpo

Thursday, 2nd February


Hanga Vare Vare – 10:00 h

  • Traditional shell necklaces making contest for competitors | He ‘a’ati tui korone o te nu’u’a’ati
  • Traditional shell necklaces making contest for candidates | He ‘a’ati tui korone o te Uka
  • Traditional flowers crowns making contest for competitors | He ‘a’ati hei tiare o te nu’u ‘a’ati
  • Traditional hats making contest for competitors| He ‘a’atiHa’umarokeo te nu’u’a’ati
  • Rongo Rongo carving contest | ‘A’ati Tarai RongoRongo

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h

  • Candidates and ‘Aito: Traditional costume made of kakaka and feathers | He hakatike’a i te kahu o te Uka e o te ‘Aito
  • Kai Kai’s competitors | He’a’ati kai kai o te nu’u’a’ati
  • First round of Youth’s group for the artistics presentations contest | He’a’ati’ori o te ngapoki Tanga

Friday, 3rd February


Hanga Vare Vare – Ahu Riata – 10:00 h

  • Race with green banana cluster | He akavenga

Hanga Piko – 13:00 h

  • Women, Men and Senior Master Regatta | He ‘a’atihoevaka

Ahu Riata – Hanga Piko – 21:45 h

  • Artistic performance “Mata Kite” | He hakatike’a te ‘ori e i te himene
  • Hoko Competition | He ‘a’atiHoko

Saturday, 4th February


Anakena – starting at 10:00 h

  • Encounter for community | Te Here o te Fatu

Palm tree area – 13:00 h

  • Communitary Curanto (traditional dish) | He umumo te mahingo

Sunday, 5th February


Maunga Pu’i – 15:00 h.

  • Haka Pei: Sliding downhill on banana tree trunks | He HakaPei

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h

  • 2nd round of kids’ group for the artistics presentations contest | He ruamahana o te’a’ati’ori ngapoki
  • Harmonica Contest | He ‘a’atihakatangi upa upangutu
  • Candidates and ‘Aito: Traditional costume made of Pipi-mahute | He hakatike’a i te kahu o te Uka e o te ‘Aito

Monday, 6th February


Hanga Piko – 09:00 h

  • Traditional underwater hunting contest (no scoring) | He ‘a’atiruku

Hanga Piko – 10:00 h

  • Moai Carving | He tarai i te Moai
  • Paoa Carving | He tarai i te Paoa
  • Traditional flowers necklaces making contest for competitors | He’a’ati tui Koronetiare
  • Tingi Tingi Mahute Contest: Competitors; Candidates and ‘Aito | He tingitingimahute

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h

  • Theatrical Play Contest | He ‘a’ati’ A’amutuai
  • 2nd round of adults´group for the artistic presentations contest | He ruamahana ‘o te’a’ati’ori pa’ari

Tuesday, 7th February


Hanga Vare Vare from 08:00 to 14:00 h.

  • Culinary competition | He’a’atitunukai

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h

  • 2nd Performance of “Mata Kite” | He hakatike’a te ‘ori e i te himene
  • Accordion | He ‘a’atihakatangi upa upa rima
  • Unreleased song contest | He a’a’ti himene api
  • 2nd round of youth’s group for artistics presentations contest | He ruamahana o te ‘a’ati’ori ngapoki Tanga

Wednesday, 8th February


Hanga Roa o Tai – 10:00 h

  • Swimming Competition: Adults; Female and male youth; Candidates and ‘Aito | He’a’atikau
  • Open Duathlon | He ‘a’ati Duatlón

Hanga Vare Vare – 15:00 h

  • Javelin throw: Competitors; Uka and ‘Aito | He tau ki te huri

Rapa Nui City Hall – 18:00 h

  • Collection of points

Thursday, 9th February


Hotu Matu’a – Atamu Tekena – Te Pito o Te Henua – Policarpo Toro – 17:00 h

  • Collection of points of Costume Parade | He tataku i te tangata o te narinari
  • Beginning of floats parade | He ‘ea te pere’oanarinari
  • Matamu’a parade | NariNari

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h

  • Artistic performances | He hakatike’a i te ‘ori e i te himene

Friday, 10th February


Hanga Piko – Ahu Akapu

  • 15:00 h Athletes Presentation
  • 16:00 h V1 men (open – master –junior)
  • 16:45 h V1 women (opem – master)
  • 17:30 h V6 men (open)
  • 18:00 h V6 women (open)

Rapa Nui City Hall – 10:00 h

  • Collection of points

Saturday, 11th February


Hanga Piko – from 11:00 to 18:00 h

  • 3rd Yoga Meeting “Ara Kuhane”

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h

  • Tapati Rapa Nui Closing | He Tahu i te anga
  • 2016  Queen and ‘Aito’s speech | He tatara te Arikiararuako te ‘Aito o te Tapati 2016
  • Tapati 2017 ‘Aito and Candidate´s speeches | He tatara te Uka ararua ko te ‘Aito
  • Tapati 2017 Queen and ‘Aito Coronation | He hakahei i te Ariki e i te’Aito o te Tapati
  • Authorities’ speech | He tatara te tangatahonui o te kainga
  • Artistic performance | He hakatike’a i te himene

Sunday, 12th February


Tahai – 19:00 h

  • Traditional Coronation Ceremony | He hakaheiTupunao te Ariki

Note: The information of this program has been supplied by the Municipality of Easter Island. Some activities and schedules may be subject to possible changes due to circumstances beyond the organization. We hope your understanding.


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