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Traditional Culture Festivals

Without the crowds, in Micronesia

Yapese traditional culture festival

Yap taditional culture festival dance
Experience traditional island culture and the most colorful festivities in the Pacific, without the crowds, in Yap - by Joyce McClure

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2017 Canoe Festival

The 8th Annual Canoe Festival in Yap

Canoe Festival 2017

Yap Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Yap Traditional Navigation Society,  is sponsoring the 8th annual Yap Canoe Festival scheduled for December 8 & 9, 2017.  The two days of festivities will be held at the Yap Living History Museum. The festival will celebrate the region's rich heritage of traditional seafaring, including a parade  [...more]

Yap Videos

Culture, Diving and the Beauty of Yap Island


The full feature presentation on Yap and Palau in the Brazilian Friday evening TV show Globo Repórter, one of the most viewed in the country (with an estimated 20 million viewers). Apologies for lack of English subtitles, but the images are really nice and you may even learn some Portuguese!

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    The 29th Guam Micronesia Island Fair

    May 3-7, 2017


    Visiting island delegations from Yap, Palau, Pohnpei Marshall Islands, Chuuk and Taiwan sharing their culture through food, art, handicrafts and dance. Thank you to the dancers and other participants from Yap who did such a great job representing our state and country!



    Yap Day article

    by Michael Kew


    During Yap Day (March 1 - 3) this year, freelance travel writer, photographer and surfer Michael Kew was in Yap to report on the activities for Matador Network. Here's his take on this annual celebration of Yap culture. Thanks, Michael, for joining us! We hope to see you again in  [...more]

    Yap Day


    Young DancerYap Day 2017 was a great success with the opportunity to sample local foods, photograph Yap's famous dances, take a ride in a hand-carved canoe, learn about celestial navigation and how to weave a traditional men's basket. Hotels fill up fast so make  [...more]

    Micronesian Wanderlust

    Exploring the paradise islands of Micronesia, by Mark Stratton

    Pod of pilot whales in Yap Micronesia

    Micronesia Travel "Tropical good looks. Friendly locals. Fascinating history. Easy living. Far-spread and little-visited Micronesia is one of travel’s most postcard-perfect secrets." Read the article  [...more]




    Almost all visitors to Yap will come for diving and, in particular, for the mantas. As one of the top manta diving destinations in the world, Yap provides almost guaranteed sightings in the calm and easy waters inside the reef.

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    Yap Day 2017

    Download the 2017 Yap Day Program

    Yap Day Bamboo Stick Dance

    Yap Day 49th Annual Celebration, see the most of Yap

    • March 1st, 2017 @ Colonia, Yap Living History Museum
    • March 2nd, 2017 @ Makiy, Gagil
    • March 3rd, 2017 @ Wacholab, Maap

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    Yap Traditional Dances

    At the living history museum


    Yap Traditional Mens Dance Traditional Yapese Mens Dance

    All Yapese dances tell a story and usually when dances are performed at the living history museum the name of the dance and the story is shared in English prior to the  [...more]