"A deep faith" Top 5 Page for this destination Easter Island Local Custom Tip by TheWanderingCamel
Easter Island Local Customs: 28 reviews and 26 photos
European missionaries brought a new faith to the islanders of Rapa Nui - that of Roman Catholicism. We weren't fortunate enough to be able to attend a Sunday Mass in the church - a real treat we were told, with wonderful singing - but we certainly were able to observe the unique nature of the islander's faith in the way they bury their dead. Have you ever seen a more joyous cemetery?
Small shrines observed around the island also reflect the devotion of the local people whilst,inside the church, the carved wooden statues were a wonderful combination of Catholic imagery and Rapa Nui heritage.
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