Miss Tiare Festival & the Young Warrior Competition


Date: 11 October
The crowning of the new Miss Tiare is the finale of the annual Tiare festival,
Which this year begins in October. And as if to prove there is equality in the islands, a new feature of the event was introduced last year for the young men.
They’ll compete in the Young Warrior (Tama Aito) event. The young women also have to choose a flower that best represents them, while the young men pick a plant or tree. And all have to recite a speech and showcase their own personal talent.



The annual Tiare festival

The Young Warrior (Tama Aito) event

Rarotonga Events

Rarotonga and the Cook Islands has a vibrant culture - select from the list below for information and dates of events and celebrations happening around the Cook Islands.