Thursday, 16 September 2021
Thursday, 9 September 2021
Have you ever heard of Tonga? Ever visited? If not this writing will surely help you understand the country Tonga!
What is Tonga? Tonga you ask, Tonga is a country located in the south pacific, an Island home to over 104,494 people, (The population in 2019, surely it’s grown bigger) The people there are very kind. The British explorer, navigator James Cook had landed on the Island on the 2nd of October 1773 and stated it as the “Friendly Island” due to the warm welcome he recieved.
The people in Tonga are friendly, from my experience of going there once they were all very nice, the children are very lively. The people see each other as family. The beaches there are very beautiful, as a kid I enjoyed going down to the beach where the children had played with me and the adults watched as the children swam.
You may have seen the flag before, the flag of Tonga consists of a red field with a white canton charged with a red couped cross. The flag symbolises purity. The red of the flag represents the crucifixion and the sacrifice of the blood of Christ. At Tonga Church is important, every saturday like other people at other countries the people go to Church including the children. They all sit in halls and sing songs, pray. At times there is usually feeds (Feasts) in a big hall where everyone gathers and eats.
The food there is very different compared to the food from the city and towns. At Tonga there is usually always Lu, ever tried it? The drink I’ve drank many times as a kid there was Otai, a drink made from fruits, my favourite was the watermelon flavour and the mango. My favourite to eat was always Ota ika though.
One day you should definitely visit!