New Caledonia

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Additional Information
Capital Noumea
Currency CFP franc
Timezone Pacific/Noumea
Total States 3
Airport City Île Art - Waala Airport, Tiga Airport, Koné Airport, Île des Pins Airport, Canala Airport
Ruling Type Government
Offical Languages French, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Tahitian, Wallisian
National Animal Cagou
Food Bougna, Lobster, Civet de Rousette
Seasons Autumn  : Mar - Jun
Summer : Dec - Mar
Winter     : Jun - Sep
Sprint      : Sep - Dec


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Festival

1 ) Yam Festivals

Festival Month - February

The yam has great importance in New Caledonia, particularly to the Kanak people. Yams are present in all important events such as births, deaths and marriages. There are several yam festivals that take place across the country between February and April, when each village celebrates the harvest. The Nouméa yam festival in mid-April features a parade, carnival, exhibitions, concerts, dancing, and tastings.


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2 ) New Caledonia Triathlon

Festival Month - May

Established in 1985, the New Caledonia Triathlon is a major sporting event, attended by an excess of 300 athletes from around the world. The race takes place in May and there are four categories: elite, adults, teams, and children. To coincide with the fun, there are pasta parties and entertainment such as music and dance shows.


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3 ) Night of the Museums

Festival Month - June

The New Caledonia Great Lagoon Regatta is an international boating event open to all types and sizes of boats. Taking place annually in June, the regatta is a celebration of Melanesian culture and traditions. The various stops include tropical islets and feature parties with traditional food, music and dancing.


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