Yap Homecoming Summer Festival 2017 Coming Up
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- Published: Monday, 05 June 2017 15:46
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Two-day summer festival set for June 16 – 17, 2017
Yap Visitors Bureau
COLONIA, Yap FSM – In its seventh year, Yap’s Homecoming Summer Festival 2017 will feature local food, canoe rides, craft demonstrations and the traditional dances that Yap is known for around the world.
“This year we are honoring 30 Years of the Pacific Asia Travel Association in Micronesia,” notes Don Evans, General Manager of the Yap Visitors Bureau. “We are proud to be members of PATA Micronesia, a catalyst for sustainable tourism development, and are excited to welcome the organization’s members to Yap during this fun event for their second tri-annual meeting.”
Taking place annually on the third Saturday of June, pre-festival activities on Friday, June 16th will begin at noon at the Yap Living History Museum in Colonia. A marketplace, canoe building and carving demonstrations and a traditional dance will entertain residents and visitors alike.
On Saturday, June 17th from 8:00am to 5:00pm, more fun and entertainment will include excursions in a hand-carved sailing canoe, a Stone Money ceremony, more traditional dances, as well as the opportunity to sample local food, buy locally-made handicrafts, and observe demonstrations by the island’s artisans.
“Come celebrate Yap’s kick-off-the-summer festival when families and friends, new and old, reunite at the Yap Living History Museum in Colonia. And don’t forget to bring your camera!” Evans adds.