Sunday, January 24, 2016

Haka performed at LDS wedding reception viewed over 25 million times

(by Lindsey Williams 1-22-16)

A traditional Maori war dance performed at the wedding reception of an LDS couple is receiving worldwide attention.

The haka, filmed by Westone Productions, took place at the reception for Benjamin and Aaliyah Armstrong.

The Armstrongs were sealed in the Hamilton New Zealand Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Jan. 15.

At the couple’s reception, friends and family members performed the haka for the newlyweds, moving the bride to tears.

"All those guys, the people that are so close to your heart and who you've shared so many experiences with — you can't help but feel overwhelmed,” Benjamin Armstrong told ONE News.

The video was posted to the I’m Proud to be Tongan Facebook page on Jan. 20. At the time this article was published, it had been viewed over 25 million times.


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