Palau honours its young people with a special holiday called Youth Day on 15 March. The purpose of Youth Day is to encourage Palau’s youth to become actively engaged in government and society in constructive ways and to improve or expand government programs aimed at helping young people.
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Youth Day also simply celebrates the important role and value of “the next generation” and calls attention to the fact that the youth of today will be the leaders of tomorrow.
There is a government awards ceremony every Youth Day where exemplary young people are singled out and honoured publicly for their contributions to the national or local well being. There are also many parades, competitions, and youth conferences held throughout Palau.
Young and old alike will get 15 March off work or school. Aside from the festive events focused on youth themes, many may also head to the beaches, go shopping, or find other venues of entertainment.