Yap Island, one of the four Federated States of Micronesia, lies at the Western edge of the Pacific Ocean 9° North of the equator. A unique island culture and visitor experience is the traveler’s reward on the island of Stone Money.
Today in Yap
Yap Day 2020
Come celebrate the biggest cultural festival in Yap with traditional dances, local food, traditional skills demonstrations, Yapese tattoo exposition and much more!
Everything Yapese will be here to taste, touch, watch, listen to and see. Traditional crafts, food and drinks are available at the events and dances. Learn about Yapese history and beliefs through story, song and dance.
Traditional skills competitions and dances performed by all ages. Women’s bamboo stick dance and Men’s standing and sitting dances will be held.
Historical preservation workshops will be held to keep traditional skills alive, and awards for local produce growers, will be part of the acknowledgements throughout the ceremony.
Yap Day is officially kicked off with an conch shell blowing, parade, presentation of colors, a blessing, stone money transfer and presentation as well as opening remarks and speeches by members of traditional and governmental leadership.
Experience the most intact traditional culture in Micronesia.
Yap Island is one of the four Federated States of Micronesia and lies between Guam and Palau with a vibrant and intact Island culture.
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