LOS ANGELES – May 18, 2015 – Heiva I Tahiti, the annual festival of song and dance in the Islands of Tahiti, is highlighted in Fest300’s first annual list of the “World’s 300 Best Festivals” for 2015.


Heiva I Tahiti, known as “The Celebration of Life” comes from the Tahitian word Heiva (“hei” meaning to assemble, and “va” meaning community places) and is known for its soul-stirring music, dancing, singing and sporting events that highlight the beauty and culture of the Polynesian people of the Islands of Tahiti.


More than just a simple festival, Heiva I Tahiti has become the symbol of the Polynesian culture and an iconic event for a people proud of their heritage. To find out more about the history of Heiva I Tahiti http://www.tahiti-tourisme.com/discover/heiva-tahiti.asp This year’s Heiva I Tahiti festival runs from July 2-18, 2015.



For the Fest300’s background of the festival, images and additional information, visit the Fest300 Heiva I Tahiti on Fest300.com Fest300 is the ultimate online guide to the world’s top festivals. It was founded in 2013 by entrepreneurs Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and Head of Global Hospitality at Airbnb, and Art Gimbel. Fest 300 was recently featured in Fast Company and Forbes.



About the Islands of Tahiti:

Located in the South Pacific, the Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from Los Angeles. Surrounded by pristine, crystal clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture, and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for their white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Each island offers a variety of accommodation experiences from luxurious resorts with overwater villas, to family pensions to sailing via private character or scheduled cruise. Privacy comes naturally in the Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect. Tahiti is halfway between California and Australia, on the same side of the international date line as North America and in the same time zone as Hawaii. For further information, visit www.tahiti-tourisme.com or call (310) 414-8484.

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