Toddler Performs Ferociously Cute Haka Dance!

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May 09, 2017

 

The Haka is a fierce ancient war dance that is performed by the Maori of New Zealand. I was first introduced to it while watching the All Blacks play rugby with my friend who is a New Zealand native and I have been mesmerized by it ever since. 

 

The Haka was traditionally performed on the battlefield during times of war, but is also used during times of peace. The Haka is a display of a tribe's pride, strength and unity. Today, the Haka is still performed during ceremonies, celebrations and of course by the All Black rugby team when they meet their opponents on the field. 

 

Actions in the Haka include intense foot stamping, rhythmic body movements and even tongue protrusions. It really is a sight to see and quite impressive too! 

 

 Watch as this adorable toddler works on perfecting his ferociously cute Haka!

Wasn't that super cute?! I love how families carry on traditions of their cultures and pass things like the Haka down to even their youngest members. 

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