Sylvana Taoro-Puia, Numangatini Tangi Ariki, Tangi Taoro and Tutai Rairi Tereapii celebrate Tae’anga Evangelia or Gospel Day at Raemaru Park in Arorangi yesterday.
songs and cultural items depicting the arrival of Christianity celebrated
Tae’anga Evangelia which was hosted by the Arorangi Cook Islands Christian
CICC pastor Reverend Tinirau Soatini and Deputy Prime Minister Robert Tapaitau
addressed the crowd.
churches on Rarotonga gathered together in their respective Vaka of Takitumu,
Te Au O Tonga and Puaikura to mark the event with drama portrayal based on the
theme of the arrival of the Gospel to their district.
Day is a public holiday in the Cook Islands on October 26th each year. The day
celebrates the arrival of Christianity to the Cook Islands on October 26, 1821.