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Lava Lava Weaving

Article in UK Weaving Journal

Written by YVB's marketing consultant, Joyce McClure, and illustrated with her photos, the following article about the art of lava lava weaving is now out in the Summer 2018 issue of The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers that is published in the UK. It has a reach of 2,600  [...more]




2018 Homecoming Summer Festival

Yap to Celebrate Friendship with Japan during Annual Summer Festival

Yap Day Bamboo Stick Dance

Colonia, Yap. During a summit meeting between Japan and the Federated States of Micronesia last fall, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, expressed his gratitude to FSM for consistently and strongly supporting his country in the international arena for many years and noted that 2018 would be the 30th anniversary of  [...more]




Yap Traditional Canoes in US Print

Wooden Canoe Magazine February, 2018 issue

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Yap Day 2018 Program

The 50th Anniversary Yap Day, Feb 28th, March 1st, 2nd

Download the Yap Day 2018 Program DOWNLOAD the Yap Day 2018 Program - Click Here  [...more]




Cultural Preservation

Yap students learn about history of canoe building and navigation in Micronesia

Students in Yap are learning about the heritage of traditional navigation in Micronesia thanks to a four-panel pictorial history display created and donated to the Yap Living History Museum by ethnographic filmmaker, scholar and Palu Navigator Eric Metzgar Ph.D. of California... More...  [...more]




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

Read the article: https://www.goworldtravel.com/travel-yap-festivals/  [...more]




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!