The Haka dance is a Maori traditional dance performed immediately before sport matches. It’s usually connected with New Zealand national rugby team. Haka dances are also performed by some other New Zealand national teams, such as the New Zealand basketball team and the New Zealand lacrosse team. When you see the performance of Haka, your emotions are moved. The players open their eyes wide and show their tongues.
The word Haka actually means all Maori dances, not just the one we know from rugby matches. In Maori life Haka had high social importance in welcoming visitors. The Haka has been connected with New Zealand rugby since 1884.
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