For many the Heiva got under way today. Today was the Heiva Des Ecoles (School Heiva), where participants can reflect on their rich culture, history & heritage, where some will start their climb to provide the backbone to the Heiva I Bora Bora in years to come & where all will simply have fun, & lots of it!
Many of those visiting Bora Bora stopped by & enjoyed a few moments, no doubt reflecting on their own days as school children often in faraway lands.
Some photos to take you there of the 1,500 primary school children who sang & danced the morning away. As tradition would have it, the honor to open the festivities went to the school for the handicapped:
The future stars await their turn:
Quite a day for some!
Let the main game begin!