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Britain's Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, receives a traditional greeting from Maori elder Hiria Hape on April 7 at Government House, in Wellington, New Zealand.

A Maori man with ta moko (facial tattoo) and an elderly Maori woman doing hongi (traditional Maori greeting) , Te Puia (New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute), Rotorua, New Zealand


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Cead Mile Failte (pronounced: kayad meela foilcha) The traditional Gaelic greeting which means "A hundred thousand welcomes." The Celts respect the significance of the welcome as a threshold or rite of passage. Among Celts there is a wide recognition of the significance of chance meetings and random events with a renowned openness to new experiences, opportunities and people. This is characterized by the expansive and generous nature of this phrase.