When visiting Taveuni there are few traditions to be aware of:
- As the head is connected to “heaven” in Fijian culture it is best to not cover your head or touch other’s as it may block this sacred connection.
- Remember when in a traditional ceremony the chief’s head should be the tallest. Also when seated it is best to keep the soles of your shoes from facing the kava bowl or the village chief.
- If you are honored by an invitation to a kava ceremony remember to clap once before you drink from the kava cup and three times afterward.
- Lastly, it is respectful for women to cover their shoulders and knees when in Fiji. Males will also regularly wear a sulu; a long cloth worn around the waist.