Micronesia celebrates a unique holiday called Micronesian Culture and Traditions Day on the last day of March. This festive occasion was introduced for the express purpose of remembering and honouring the numerous cultural traditions of the many islands of The Federation of Micronesia.
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Culture Day was introduced by Micronesian president Emanuel Mori, with cooperation from the Micronesian congress, for the sake of being a kind of “national day”. Many other nations, he noted, have national cultural festivals, and it only seemed right that Micronesia should have one too.
Every 31 March, there will be government-sponsored celebratory events held all over the four regions of Micronesia. These include exhibits, seminars, festivals, concerts, and more. Food also plays a huge role in the celebration, which only makes sense since it plays such a big role in the culture.
The numerous languages, ethnic groups, religions, and cultural traditions that have centuries-deep roots across the islands are “put on display” on Micronesian Culture and Traditions Day. History meets modernity in fun and interesting ways, and the nation’s diversity is celebrated.