Heilala festivities begin ahead of Tonga King’s birthday


The Kingdom of Tonga has begun celebrating the Heilala Festival, ahead of King Tupou VI’s birthday next week.

Matangi Tonga reports the festival will run for nine days and will include the Miss Heilala Pageant, traditional dancing and singing competitions, a secondary school brass band competition and a float parade.

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