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Feasts and festivals : a celebration of Pacific Island culture in New Zealand / [photographs by] Glenn Jowitt ; text by Graeme Lay.

By: Jowitt, Glenn.
Contributor(s): Lay, Graeme, 1944- | Lay, Graeme, 1944- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland : New Holland, 2002Description: 121 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1877246530.Subject(s): Festivals -- Oceania | Festivals -- New Zealand | Culture -- Pacific Islanders | Festivals -- New Zealand | Pacific Islanders -- Rites and ceremonies | Pacific Islanders -- New Zealand -- Pictorial works | Popular culture -- New Zealand -- Pictorial works | National characteristics, New Zealand | Pacific Islanders -- New Zealand -- Social life and customs | Festivals -- Oceania -- Pictorial Works | Festivals -- New Zealand -- Pictorial Works | Festivals -- Islands of the Pacific -- Pictorial works | Pacific Islanders -- New Zealand -- Social life and customs -- Children's nonfiction | Pacific Islanders -- Rites and ceremonies -- Children's nonfiction | Pacific Islanders -- New Zealand -- Children's nonfiction | Festivals -- Polynesia | Fasts and feasts -- Polynesia | Pacific Islanders -- Social life and customs | Samoans -- Social life and customs | Cook Islanders -- Social life and customs | Tokelauans -- Social life and customs | Tongans -- Social life and customs | Polynesians -- New Zealand -- Social life and customs | Pacific Islanders -- New Zealand | Popular culture -- New Zealand | Festivals -- Oceania | Festivals | Festivals -- Oceania -- Pictorial works | New Zealand -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works | New Zealand -- Civilization -- Pacific influences | New Zealand -- Civilization -- Pacific influences -- Children's nonfiction | New Zealand -- Social life and customsGenre/Form: Children's nonfiction.Summary: "Worship, song, dance, food and drink all play an important part in the varied and richly vibrant Pacific Island traditions that flourish in many parts of New Zealand [...] acclaimed documentary photographer Glenn Jowitt examines some aspects of these colourful , yet deeply significant Polynesian rites of passage [....]"--Jacket.
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The love of colour is so strong in the Islands that it is transplanted to wherever Pacific people live. However, beneath the colourful costumes, flowers and other embellishments are deeply significant traditional ceremonies which remain an integral part of the cultural luggage that Island peoples brought with them on their journey to New Zealand. These include religious observances, songs, dances and traditional rites of passage. Feasts and Festivals is a splendid photographic showcase for some of these vibrant South Pacific festivities, many of which have become a part of New Zealand's urban life, particularly in Auckland, now truly the world's largest Polynesian city.

"Worship, song, dance, food and drink all play an important part in the varied and richly vibrant Pacific Island traditions that flourish in many parts of New Zealand [...] acclaimed documentary photographer Glenn Jowitt examines some aspects of these colourful , yet deeply significant Polynesian rites of passage [....]"--Jacket.

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