Wallis and Futuna Holidays, Events, Climate and Sightseeing

Wallis and Futuna: Holidays, Climate

Public holidays

Date Holiday
January 1 New Year
March April Easter
April 28 St Pierre’s day, day it canonized missionaries
May 1 Labor Day
May 14 church holiday
June 29 church holiday
15th of August church holiday
July 14 Day of the storm on the Bastille
November 1 All Saints Day
November 11 Armistice day

Source: Countryaah – Wallis and Futuna Holidays

Wallis and Futuna: Climate

The climate in the country is tropical. The average amount of precipitation is 2,500 to 3,000 mm per year, the average temperature is 26.6 degrees. The hot rainy season is from November to April. The cooler dry season is from May to October. At this time, southeast winds are prevalent. The best travel time is the dry season, from May to October.

Wallis and Futuna: Attractions

Churches

There are some interesting churches in the deeply Catholic country.

Churches on Uvea

The oldest church, St Joseph, is located in the south of the island near Mala ‘efo’ ou. It is decorated with biblical scenes and fish motifs, which were influenced by traditional tapa painting.

In the vicinity of Mata Utu Mata is the Church of the Sacred Heart, built in 1991), which is designed like a lighthouse with floors decreasing towards the top.

Churches on Futuna

On Futuna, the Pierre Chanel Church, dedicated to the Pacific saint of the same name, is full of relics from him. Leava Church has impressive carved male figures.

Traditional buildings

On the Futuna Island in the village of Vaisei you can still find the traditional huts, Fale Fono, which are held together without nails using a special knotting technique known as lashing. These “braided connections” are made in traditional colored patterns. The roofs of the Fale are made of coconut palms.

Fortifications

The fortifications Talietumu and Tonga Toto on Uvea, built by Tonga in the 15th century, are among the largest of their kind in the Pacific region.

palace

The King’s Palace in Wallis

Natural beauties

Lake Lalolalo

The lake Lalolalo is an almost circular crater lake, which is surrounded by approx. 30 m almost vertically sloping rocks and lies in the middle of the nature reserve.

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