"Mass on a Sunday in Hanga Roa" Top 5 Page for this destination Easter Island Local Custom Tip by easyoar
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There are a couple of masses on a Sunday in Hanga Roa. The first one is early and is in "Rapa Nui", the second one is a bit later and is in Spanish. However it is worth being aware that the "Rapa Nui" mass is actually in Spanish too! What it means is that there is a lot of traditional singing going on throughout the mass, especially the first half of it.
It seems like most of the island goes to church, even the big blokes with tattoos and swarthy complexions. It makes a great place to people watch, and the Rapa Nui singing is really rather good.
We were staying with a local, and she encouraged us to go, and we thoroughly enjoyed it - it is well worth going however religious or not that you are!
I regretted not taking my camera along, as the Rapa Nui mass was heaving, and people were videoing in there too. This picture was taken at the later Spanish mass when I just popped my head through the door and took a picture - the service is much quieter here!
If you go to the Rapa Nui mass, get there early so you get a seat!
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