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This event is largely celebrated in the Cooks Island. It is a day when Cook Islanders celebrate gaining independence from the former colonial rulership of Europeans. The celebration is the highlight of a week's long festivity called Te Maeva Nui which celebrates Cook Island's culture, heritage, history. The Ministry of Cultural Development usually organises events, dances, float parades, choir performances, cookouts, and communal sport games. Many Cook Islanders living in New Zealand often travel back home to be involved in these celebrations.
Key Terms: Weeklong National event- Highlighting Cook Island's culture-history-Heritage-Concerts-Traditional redd dances-Float Parades-Choir Performances-Cookouts-Communal sport games.
4th August every year.