Kava Ceremony

Date and Time(s):
Monday, August 27th, 2012 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Type:
Ritual/Ceremony
Hosted by Camp:
Green S.O.L.
Location:
10:00 and I street

Description:

In Samoa, kava (called 'ava) is drunk at all important gatherings and ceremonies. The kava is prepared by a group of people called aumaga. It is brought to each participant by the tautua'ava, or 'ava server, in the order proscribed by the tufa'ava, or 'ava distributor. Usually, the highest chief of the visiting party is served first, followed by the highest chief of the host party, and then service proceeds based on the rank of the rest of the participants. The drink is served in a polished coconut half. The overall ceremony is highly ritualized, with specific gestures and phrases to be used at various times. Our Kava ceremony will be a first come first serve event if the turnout is too overwhelming! Hope to see you there! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa_%27ava_ceremony