Tokelau is a small group of atolls in the Pacific ocean, inhabited by a small group of local people. Their life is very simple and measured, it doesn’t change over the years. Time has stood still here, and it seems that the inhabitants of this small state is completely satisfied.
National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2020-2021 year
Saturday 25 April - Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Western Samoa. It commemorates the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - ANZAC - on the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915)
In 2013, a country became the first nation to go 100 percent solar. Tokelau natives depend on solar panels for almost all electrical needs.
Atafu, Fakaofo, Nukunonu and Olohega – the atolls of Tokelau. They was sighted by Commodore John Byron, the English explorer, in 1765. The name of the country is translated from the local language as “North wind”.
Low coral atolls like those of Tokelau are formed from a coral reef that has grown on top of a submerged volcano. The coral atolls which make up this Oceanian nation are a mere one to five meters above the sea level. As such, the global rise in seawater levels is a significant threat to the preservation of Tokelauan lands.
Tokelau is a self-administering territory of New Zealand. More Tokelauans live in New Zealand than live on the islands. In 2011, the population of Tokelau was 1411. In 2006, there were around 6,819 Tokelauans living in New Zealand.
It’s impossible to visit Tokelau without a prior authorization. You can get to Tokelau only on a cargo ship as planes don’t fly there. The only way is to sail a ship that comes here from Samoa several times a month. One-way trip will take about three days.