Bora-Bora Local Customs

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  • 1. Cemetary

    Touring the island, I saw a couple of churches but I was wondering where the deceased were, because I never saw a cemetary. Later, I found out that the deceased are buried at home. Very often you can...

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  • 2. Flowers

    When you wear your flower behind your right ear, it means you are single, available and looking. When you wear your flower behind your left ear, it means you are married, engaged or otherwise...

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  • 3. Marae

    A marae is a sacred outdoor temple where religious ceremonies and sacrifices are said to have taken place. You can identify a marae by the way the rocks are placed to form a rectangular shape. In...

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  • 4. Heiva

    I must say we were extremely lucky : festivities for the Heiva on Bora began while we were on the island. Every week-end, one village competed against another...

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  • 5. Mauruuru

    At the all tourist places, things are always in 3 languages, French, English, and Japanese! I had no idea about how popular this place was to Japanese. You hear...

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  • 6. AITA PEA PEA MEANS "HANG LOOSE"

    BRING BAG OF WRAPPED,NONCHOCOLATE,AMERICAN CANDIES TO BRIBE THE KIDS FOR A SMILE.OR BUY A SIX OF COKE AND SEE IF YOU CAN GIVE AWAY JUST ONE.THESE PEOPLE ARE...

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  • 7. Plan your next stop!

    I think every major tourist destination needs a Travel Agent like this sign! I love these things everywhere I go, because although you can stare at a map all...

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  • 8. See the Stars....

    Although at night you can see almost all the constellations clearly from Bora Bora, the stars I am talking about here are from Hollywood. Bloody Mary's has been...

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  • 9. Hang Loose!

    Although I could not find out from anyone if this is the same meaning as in Hawaii, most of the locals would make this symbol as a sign of friendship. People...

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  • 10. Point Matira

    Point Matira was named in memory of a British ship named Mathilda that was wrecked on one of the islands of French Polynesia in 1792. Three of the survivors...

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  • 11. Traditional Tattoo

    For those of you seriously considering a tattoo, this would be the place to get one! The traditional designs incldue stylized sea creatures and patterns uniques...

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  • 12. Petroglyphs

    On Bora Bora you will see petroglyphs, or rock carvings and you may not need a tour guide to show you one. We were out on our rented motorscooter, approaching...

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  • 13. Do You Know Jacques Boullaire?

    Jacques Boullaire is one of the leading artists of the last century, famous for his sketches of the Polynesian people and islands; he painted in Tahiti from...

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  • 14. Tapa Cloth

    Tapa is the traditional bark cloth made in the Polynesian Islands and surrounding areas. The cloth is made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree and...

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  • 15. Poisson Cru Recipe

    Ingredients: 1 kg fresh tuna, 2 carrots,2 tomatoes,8 limes,3 small green onions, 1 clove garlic, 1 small cucumber, cream from one grated coconut.Cut the tuna in...

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  • 16. Palm trees with metal rings

    Touring the island, you will find several palm trees with a metal ring. This is to keep the rats out of the trees and away from the coconuts.

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  • 17. Smoke

    In the late afternoon you will notice smoke on the different motus and main island. People burn coconut shells to chase away the mosquitoes at night.

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