Constitution Day in Cook Islands
It's Constitution Day in the Cook Islands today (August 4), a public holiday. The 10-day Te Maeva Celebrations culminate today with singing, drumming, and sporting events. It all harks back to August 4, 1965, when the Cook Islands became a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand. Kiwi currency still circulates in the Cooks, but most of the decisions are now made by the colorful local politicians who frequent the House of Parliament near Rarotonga International Airport. Merry Constitution Day Cook Islands!