Wallis and Futuna: Holidays, Climate
|January 1||New Year|
|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|
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
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.
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.
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.
The King’s Palace in Wallis
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.