Saturday, October 25, 2014

Maori Warriors from New Zealand with their Tongues Sticking Out

Kia Ora (Hello) from New Zealand

Maori Warriors in a traditional challenging stance.  Haka is an integral part of formal and official welcome ceremonies for distinguished visitors, serving to impart a sense of importance to the occasion.

This postcard is postmarked in 2012 with a New Zealand stamp.

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A haka is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand.

Various actions are used in the course of a performance, including facial contortions such as showing the whites of the eyes and sticking out the tongue. The hands, arms, legs, feet, voice, eyes, tongue and the body as a whole combine to express courage, annoyance, joy or other feelings relevant to the purpose of the occasion.
New Zealand stamp 2011
Universal Mail
Bay of Islands, Postcard Only
international Mail Only 

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