Tapati 2018 Tapati Rapa Nui Isla de Pascua





Dates of the Tapati Festival 2018

The dates of the next edition of the Tapati Rapa Nui are already confirmed. The Tapati Festival 2018 will be held from February 2 to 17, 2018.

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Competitors of the Tapati 2018

A few days after finishing the Tapati 2017, the candidate couples for the Tapati Rapa Nui 2018 were presented.

Candidatos Tapati Rapa Nui 2018

The first pair is formed by Aito Koro Pate and Uka Waitiare Kaltenegger Icka.

The second couple are Aito Kimi Ma’ara Tucki and Uka Vai Tiare Rapu.

Both duos will need all possible support to achieve their goal. Cheer up and participate.

Book your flight

If you do not want to miss this magnificent party and want to get good prices for your ticket, we advise you to book your flight to Easter Island well in advance, since the demand for those dates is very high and prices skyrocket.

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Book your accommodation

In the same way, we suggest you book your accommodation as soon as possible. The offer of rooms on the island is not very large and the availability of them during the celebration of the Tapati is even lower and at very high prices. Save money and gain tranquility by booking with time. If you also book through our website you will be collaborating with the School of Music and Arts of Toki NGO whose purpose is to protect and spread the Rapanui culture.




Tapati Rapa Nui 2018 Program

The program of the Tapati 2018 is now available in our mobile application so you can check it offline when you travel to the island.

» Download the Tapati 2018 program on your smartphone

Friday, February 2nd

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:00 h
Hare Mauku´s Official Inauguration | Te Ha'amatara'a te Hare Mauku
Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h
Tapati 2018 Official Opening |"He Tahu i te Anga" Umu Tahu (Familias)
Tapati 2018’s Candidates Presentations and speeches | He tatara te Uka ararua ko te 'Aito o te Tapati
Tapati 2017´s Queen and ‘Aito Speech | He tatara te Ariki ararua ko te 'Aito Tapati 2017
Authorities´speech | He tatara te Tangata Honui o te kainga
Artistic performance of "Haha Varua Te Ra'ai" | He haka tike'a i te 'ori'e i te himene

Saturday, February 3rd

Hanga Roa o Tai – 10:00 h
Rapa Nui’s Triathlon: Adults; ‘Aito; Juniors; Ladies; Candidates and Master | He Tau'a Rapanui
Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h
Children Contest of Body Painting | He 'a'ti Takona ngapoki
Artistic performance of Peti e Tahi Band | He hakatike'a i te 'ori'e i te himene

Sunday, February 4th

Hanga Vare Vare – 09:00 h
Tapati Rapa Nui´s official Catholic Mass | He pure o te Tapati Rapanui
Hanga Vare Vare – 13:00 h
Children “Tau Tari” Contest | He ‘a’ati Tau Tari mo te ngapoki
Competitors Tingi Tingi Mahute | He ‘a’ati tingi tingi mahute mo te nu’u ‘a’ati
Candidates Tingi Tingi Mahute | He ‘a’ati tingi tingi mahute o te uka ‘e ‘o te ‘Aito
Painting in Mahute Contest | He ‘a’ati paru mahute
Reimiro Carving Contest | He ‘a’ati tarai Reimiro
Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h
Candidates Kai Kai Contest | He ‘a’ati Kai Kai o te Uke ‘e ‘o te ‘Aito
First round of Adults’ group for the Arts Contest | He mahan ara’e o te ‘a’ati ‘ori o te nu’upa’ari

Monday, February 5th

Hanga Vare Vare – 10:00 h
Agricultural Exhibition | He haito i te kai ha'apu
Hanga Roa o Tai – 15:00 h
Body boarding with a reed board | He Haka Ngaru
Body boarding without board | He Haka Honu
Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h
Artistic performance of NGO Toki Music School | He haka tike’a i te himene o te Hare Hapi Toki
Traditional Songs “UTE” Contest | He ‘a’ati himene “Ute”
Candidates song Contest | He ‘a’ati himene o te Uka ararua ko te ‘Aito
Unpublished song Contest | He ‘a’ati himene api

Tuesday, February 6th

Hanga Vare Vare – 11:00 – 14:00 h
Traditional shell necklaces making contest for competitors and candidates | He ‘a’ati tui korone
Traditional hats making contest | He ‘a’ati Ha’u Maroke
Rongo Rongo carving contest | He ‘a’ati tarai Rongo Rongo
Moai carving contest | He ‘a’ati Tarai Moai
Traditional flowers crowns making contest | He ‘a’ati hei tiare
Rapa Nui City Hall – 16:00 h
Meeting for Collection of points
Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h
First round of Kids Group for the Artistic Presentantion Contest | He mahana ra’e o te ‘a’ati ‘ori ngapoki
Traditional Tango Competitors and Candidates Contest | He 'a'ati ori tango
Traditional Song "Riu" Contest | He ‘a’ati Riu

Wednesday, February 7th

Hanga Roa o Tai – 10:00 h
Traditional underwater hunting Contest | He 'a'ati Hi Kau
Traditional spear fishing Contest | He 'a'ati Ruku Mata e Oru
Moray eel hunting costest for kids | He'a'ati here koreha mo te ngapoki
Hanga Piko – 17:00 h
Regatta Competition | He 'a'ati hoe vaka
No performances by night

Thursday, February 8th

Hanga Vare Vare – 10:00 h
Traditional costume making: mahute; kakaka and feathers | He a'ati rei rei kahu
Mangai carving for competitors and ‘Aito | He ‘a’ati tarai mangai
Paoa carving contest | He ‘a’ati tarai Paoa
Flowers necklace making contest | He ‘a’ati tui korone tiare
Hanga Roa o Tai – 15:00 h
Swimming competition: Adults; Juniors and Candidates | He'a'ati kau
Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h
Presentation of Traditional costumes made of kakaka and feathers for candidates | He haka tike’a i te kahu o te uka ‘e ‘o te ‘aito (He kakaka ‘e he huruhuru)
Adults Kai Kai contest | He ‘a’ati Kai Kai o te nu’u ‘a’ati
1st round of junior group for artistic presentations contest | He mahana ra’e o te ‘a’ati ‘ori Tanga

Friday, February 9th

Hanga Vare Vare – Hanga Piko – 10:00 h
Race with green banana cluster Open; Ladies and Master | He akavenga
Hanga Piko – 15:00 h
Polynesian canoeing competition Women and Men Open | He ‘a’ati hoe vaka ama ngavi’e – ngangata
Hanga Piko – 21:45 h
Takona (body painting) contest for Adults and Candidates | He Takona o te nu’upa’ari o te Uka ‘e ‘o te ‘Aito
Theatrical Plays Contest | He 'a'amu tuai
Hoko Contest | He ‘a’ati Hoko

Saturday, February 10th

Anakena – 12:00 h
Communitary curanto (traditional food) | He 'umu mo te mahingo
Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h
Choirs Contest | He Koro Haka Opo

Sunday, February 11th

Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h
Accordion Contest | He 'a'ati haka tangi upa upa rima
2nd round of juniors group contest | He rua mahana o te ‘a’ati ‘ori Tanga

Monday, February 12th

Hanga Vare Vare – 10:00 h
Culinary contest | He'a'atitunukai
Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h
2nd round of children group contest | He rua mahana o te'a'ati'ori ngapoki
Presentation of traditional costumes of candidates (Mahute and Pipi) | He haka tike'a i te kahu o te Uka e te 'Aito
Artistic performance | He haka tike’a i te ‘ori e i te himene

Tuesday, February 13th

Vai Tea – 12:00 h
Horse Racing | He ‘a’ati hoi
Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h
Harmonica contest | He ‘a’ati haka tangi upa upa ngutu
2nd round of adults group for artistic presentations contest | He rua mahana o te ‘a’ati ‘ori nu’upa’ari

Wednesday, February 14th

Hanga Roa o Tai – 10:00 h
Duatlon Open | He 'a'ati Duatlón
Ahu Orongo – 16:00 h
Target Shooting Competition for competitors and candidates | He ‘a’ati tau ki te huri
Rapa Nui City Hall – 19:00 h
Meeting for collection of points

Thursday, February 15th

Hotu Matu'a St. – Pont Av. – Atamu Tekena St. – Te Pito o Te Henua St. – Policarpo Toro St. – 17:00 h
Collection of points of Costume Parade | He tataku i te tangata o te Pere’oa Nari Nari
Beginning of floats parade | Ha’amatara’a o te ‘a’ati Pere’oa Nari Nari
Parade contest | He ‘a’ati Nari Nari
Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h
Artistic performances | He haka tike'a te 'ori e i te himene

Friday, February 16th

Rapa Nui City Hall – 12:00 h
Meeting for collection of points
Hanga Vare Vare – 21:45 h
Tapati Rapa Nui Official Closing | He Hatu i te anga
2017 Queen and 'Aito’s speech | He tátara te Ariki vahine ararua ko te ‘Aito o te Tapati 2017
Tapati 2018 Candidates and 'Aito’s speech | He tátara te Uka ‘e te ‘Aito o te Tapati 2018
Tapati 2018 Queen and 'Aito Coronation | He haka hei te Ariki vahine raua ko te ‘Aito o te Tapati Rapa Nui 2018
Authorities’ speech | He tatara te tangata Honui o te kainga
Artistic performance | He haka tike’a te ‘ori ‘e i te himene

Saturday, February 17th

Tahai – 21:45 h
Traditional Coronation | He haka hei hai oho inga Tupuna

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

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