(VOVworld) – If football players around the world sing their national anthem before a match, rugby players in New Zealand perform the Haka, their traditional war dance. Rugby and Haka have become the pride of New Zealand thanks to their uniqueness and vigor. Let’s learn more about this legendary dance with Amber Harris, a New Zealand teacher, who has been living in Vietnam for 6 months. Q: Hello Amber Harris! Welcome back on VOV24/7’s Culture Rendezvous. New Zealand tops the current world rugby rankings. How popular it is in your country?A: Rugby is our most popular sport. In New Zealand, Rugby is treated like something that brings everybody together. Everybody in New Zealand loves rugby and watches rugby. We’re very patriotic for our national team. We definitely come together where there’s a game on. New Zealand is such a small country with only four and a half million people. So when the All Blacks play, everybody is watching, the streets are quiet, shops close, businesses close down, and there is no car driving around. Everybody has their eyes on the TV and they’re watching the game. I think for us, rugby and the All Blacks bring the whole country together…. Read full this story
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