Rotorua: Night Market and Māori Language Week

rotorua night market

Every Thursday nights from 5pm to 9pm, a street in Roturua is closed off to give way to a festive community atmosphere for residents and tourists.

rotorua night market

The Rotorua Night Market showcases ethnic cuisines, local food and home-grown produce. The night is also kept alive by local musicians, talented artist and a variety of events.

rotorua night market

On this day, they were celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week). We were entertained by waiata (songs), kapa haka and dance performances of these delightful children.

rotorua night market

I also got to meet a new friend!rotorua night market

Meet my first little Fili-gyptian friend Sen-Sen. He is sooooo adorable!rotorua night market

Meeting new friends made the night more memorable!rotorua night marketI’m not so much into crowded places and social events but I like how this night market is chill and simple. It’s relaxing and welcoming to all races and color. I have to admit, I did have fun. 🙂

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