There are few things as stirring as the Haka. A strong part of Maori culture, the Haka is a ceremonial war dance that is as intimidating as it is moving. It’s often performed in large groups at sporting matches (most notably rugby), funerals and schools and is marked by rhythmic dance moves, pounding and stomping, a distinctive ‘war cry’, as well as some pretty full-on facial expressions. It’s beautiful and it is FIERCE.
A New Zealand toddler has added ‘adorable’ to the list of Haka traits, as his parents captured him NAILING the Haka along to his dad’s chanting.
It’s 35 seconds of pure gorgeousness….
One of the most magical Hakas we’ve ever seen was performed by an entire school in honour of a teacher who had passed away and it’ll make all of your hairs stand on end. You can watch it here.