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Monoï Here : The expression could be translated by “dear monoi” or “monoi lovely”… It evokes all the emotion felt by Polynesian for this cult product originated in Tahiti and Her Islands.  It is also the name chosen by the Monoi Institute for a unique event : the Monoi Festival.
Organized for the first time in August 2007, Monoi Here is gathering “mamas” from the different archipelagos, scientists, cosmetic industry and spa professionals to meet with the public.  The event thus creates an unprecedented occasion of discovery and cross-fertilization on traditional recipes, plants from the Maohi pharmacopoeia or the cultural aspects of monoi oil - an original and fruitful link between tradition and modernity.
The second edition was held from 11/12 to 11/15 at the Maison de la Culture in Papeete. With a richer program and a higher audience (6,000 visitors against 4,000 the year before) Monoi Here is a confirmed success and has already announced a 3rd edition. Save your dates for Monoi Here 2009: 18-21 November in Papeete, Tahiti.