Bure Kalou, the Fijian Spirit House

“Bure Kalou”  A Fijian house of worship, or temple from pre-Christian times This full-scale replica in the Fiji Village at The Polynesian Culture Center on the island of Oahu, Hawaii is the only bure kalou outside of Fiji. Throughout Polynesia, places of...

Welcome to Fiji!

    “Bula Vinaka” and welcome to Fiji! This phrase means more than simple hello or greeting, and the speaker proclaims “good health” or “good life” to the hearer. The approximate 330 inhabitable islands of Fiji are spread out over more than a million square...
Traditional Fijian Meke Dance

Traditional Fijian Meke Dance

When I first saw a Fijian dance at the Polynesian Cultural Center, I thought I would fall asleep. But each time I saw their performance, my appreciation grew for their songs, derua, and dances. I also grew to love the Fijian people. They are so giving, friendly, and...