Observed on the last day of March every year, Micronesia Culture Day is a holiday that’s designed with a very specific purpose: to introduce people to the cultural traditions of the islands of The Federation of Micronesia and to help preserve those customs by keeping them alive.
On this day, the customs and traditions of various ethnic groups and religions are put front and center for everyone to enjoy. Ancient customs and traditions are often given a fun modern twist that not only proves to be entertaining to everyone but also helps to celebrate the nation’s diversity.
The History Of Micronesia Culture Day
Micronesia Culture Day was enacted by President Emanuel Mori with the assistance of the Micronesian Congress. It was created to be a national day that was modeled off of the national days of other countries. Other nations, he noted, have a day celebrating their culture, so why shouldn’t Micronesia?
Fun Facts About Micronesia
Below is a list of some of the fun facts that we’ve uncovered over the course of our research. Hopefully, the provide a little bit of insight to anyone interested in learning more about this holiday.
- Over 600 islands located in Oceania make up The Federated States of Micronesia.
- It’s believed that some of the islands of Micronesia have been inhabited for over 3,000-years.
- Spain colonized Micronesia in 1886.
- Micronesia only receives about 30,000 tourists per year.
Observing Micronesia Culture Day
On this day, celebrations are held all across Micronesia’s four regions. These may include concerts, festivals, seminars, or exhibits. And because food plays an important role in every culture, there are a variety of foods that can be enjoyed all across Micronesia on this day. Dishes that incorporate the main staples of the island such as yam, bread-fruit, taro, coconuts, and bananas, as well as pigs, chicken, and seafood.
When is Micronesia Culture Day?
|This year (2022)||March 31 (Thursday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2023)||March 31 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2021)||March 31 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|