Yam Harvest Tanna

Cultural , Annual At Tanna Vanuatu Unnamed Road, Vanuatu

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Sunday 1st April
9:19 - 11:19am

Tags: tanna , majikjiki , yamharvest , ceremony

The Island of Tanna holds an annual celebration for the first harvest of yam for the season every 1st of April, with the people from the southern part of the island marking the harvest with the Yanarawia festival.

It is customary to offer a special ceremony on that day to “Majikjiki”, the god or spirit who is believed to have been blessing them with a good harvest every year. Crops like banana, taro and fish are collected during the day before and stored at the nakamal as a thank you offering to the god.

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