Events & Festivals Calendar

Vanuatu hosts a wide variety of cultural festivals, musical events, conferences and sporting events throughout the year in addition to many of the tourist attractions across the country.

From horse racing, Fest'Napuan music events, Rowing competitions, The Barista and Salon Culinaire regional cooking contests, to the home of what is commonly known around the World as 'bungy jumping', Nagol on Pentecost Island (April to June), Vanuatu has something for everyone for that take home memorable experience. 

St.Andrew Day and Traditional Leaf Fishing Festival

Cultural At Rah Island Vanuatu Main Road, Vanuatu

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Wednesday 29th November - Thursday 30th November
3:35 - 5:35pm

Tags: vanuatu , religious , cultural , customdance , rahisland , festival

For more than 100 years, the people of Rah and neighbouring Mota Lava, in the Banks group of islands, have been coming together to combine custom tradition with Christianity to celebrate the life of St. Andrew, making the Saint Andrew’s Day Cultural Festival a very special event – a Christian festival infused with local indigenous traditions. It includes three days of extraordinary and authentic cultural activities in a truly stunning location. Only on Rah Island can guests participate with the local community in an ancient fishing technique using vines and coconut leaves, and bows and arrows, to catch dinner. Visitors can also witness a “Volcano Bake”, men’s and women’s custom dancing, and the rare and powerful combination of custom dancing and gospel church choir. For the more adventurous, it’s also possible to go trekking – either up the Rock of Rah, or to Mount Tuntong, also known as Sleeping Mountain.


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