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Tokelau Language Week 2021

Tokelau Language Week 2021

Celebrated online: Sunday 24 October – Saturday 30 October.

This year’s theme for Te vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau– Tokelau Language Week is Tokelau! Tapui tau gagana ma tau aganuku, i te manaola ma te lautupuola which means Tokelau! Preserve your language and culture, to enhance spiritual and physical wellbeing.

Tokelau! Tapui tau gagana ma tau aganuku, i te manaola ma te lautupuola, is a powerful reminder about the importance of preserving Pacific languages and cultures. 

Tapui refers to preparing the soil for plants to thrive and bear fruit. The term ‘tapui’ is used to emphasise the work we are called to do to maintain and promote Tokelau language and culture. 

This year’s theme reflects the overarching 2021 Pacific Language Week theme of Wellbeing, by linking the importance of language to overall wellbeing.  

Due to COVID-19 Alert Levels across Aotearoa Te vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau– Tokelau Language Week will be celebrated online.

Celebrate and connect online by visiting the official NZ Tokelau Language Week Facebook page!

Official online opening ceremony
The official online opening ceremony for Tokelau Language Week will be livestreamed on the NZ Tokelau Language Week Facebook page at 4pm on Sunday 24 October.

Official online closing ceremony
The official online closing ceremony for Tokelau Language Week will be livestreamed on the NZ Tokelau Language Week Facebook page at 4pm on Saturday 30 October.

More details of online activities and events will be added to this page soon.