The Traditional Haka Wedding Dance

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Traditions at weddings are often emotional and demonstrative. The Haka dance, a traditional war dance of the Maori people of New Zealand, is one such tradition. At Benjamin and Aaliyah's wedding, the groomsmen and guests perform the Haka dance as they chant and move in unity. Their performance is so powerful, it moves the entire party and leaves us in awe of the tradition!


Although a war dance, the Haka dance is also performed as a sign of welcoming, respect, and acknowledgement. Nowadays, the Haka dance is done at celebrations as well as sporting events to challenge opponents. The New Zealand Rugby team often performs the dance.

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