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Come & Experience 41st Annual Celebration - YAP DAY March 1st, 2009

Standing Women Dance

Come & Experience 40th Annual Celebration

Yap Day in Gagil Municipality

on March 1st, 2008

Again in Makiy Village, Gagil Municipality, Yap




YAP DAY 2007

March 1st, 2007 - Makiy Village, Gagil Municipality, Yap


Weaving balls from coocnut fronts/leaves for visitors/foreigners:


38thYap Day Annual Celebration

on March 1st and 2nd 2006!

Place: Tamor Village, Tomil Municipality, Yap Proper


38th. Yap Day Annual Celebration on March 1st and 2nd 2006

Place: Tamor Village, Tomil Municipality, Yap Proper


Yap Day Program


1st Day, March 1, 2006:

A. Opening Ceremonies: 9:30 a.m.

1. MC - Welcoming Remarks - Program Overview

2. Invocation - Opening Prayer

3. Remarks by Chairman Yap Day Committee

4. Traditional carriage of Stone Money

5. Traditional Opening Dance Tam'Tayor

6. Speeches:

i. Council fo Pilung

ii. Speaker

iii. Governor


B. DOE Activities: 11:45 a.m.

1. Statement of program and activities

2. Basket Weaving Contest

3. Ball Weaving Contest

4. Juggling Contest

5. Bamboo Raft Making Contest

6. Ball Ducking Competition

7. Coconut/Betelnut Climbing Contest

8. Spear Throwing Contest

9. Exhibit Booth


C. Marine Resources Activities: 1:30 p.m.

1. Statement of MRMD and IWP Programs

2. Essay Contests Award Recognition for 9, 10, 11, & 12 grades

3. Drawing Contests Award Recognition 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 grades

4. Display Booth


D. Traditional Dances: 2:15 p.m.

1. MC or Designee Statement of Activities

2. Teb/Meerur Women's Sitting Dance

3. Maaq Bamboo Dance

4. Weloy Bamboo Dance

5. Rumung Women's Sittinge Dance

6. Aff Women's Sitting Dance

7. Rumung Women's Sitting Dance

8. Tomil Men's Standing Dance (Tarang)

9. Rumung Men's Standing Dance: 6:15 p.m.


2nd Day, March 2, 2006

A. Opening Ceremonies: 9:30 a.m.

1. MC Opening Remarks & Program Overview


B. HPO Activities:

1. Statement of Programs and Activities

2. Recognition of Cultural Preservation Efforts

3. Male Attire Display

4. Female Attire & Tattoo Display

5. Male Tattoo Display

6. Log Hauling

7. Bamboo Raft Making

8. Display Booth:

i. Local Artifacts and Tools

ii. Pictures of Traditional Scenes and Murals

iii. Local Hats/Baskets making Demonstration

iw. Leis/Grass Skirts Making Demonstration

v. Local Rope Making Demonstration


C. Agriculture Activities: 11:15 a.m.

1. Statement of Agriculture Acitivities

2. Awards for Local Produce Sold at Retail Outlets on islands

3. Awards for Local Produce exported Outside of Yap

4. Awards for Local Produce Display at the Yap Day Site

5. Sudal Victory Garden (Fruit & Vegetables)

6. Agriculture Project (NEG Taro Recovery Project)

7. Exhibit Booth


D. Traditional Dances: 12:00 p.m.

1. MC or Designee Statement of Activities

2. Tomil Tam'Tayor

3. Bugol Men's Sitting Dance

4. Bugol Women's Sitting Dance

5. Rumung Bamboo Dance

6. Gilman Men's Sitting Dance

7. Tomil Men's Standing Dance (Yawur)

8. Maap Men's Standing Dance

9. Closing Remarks by MC or Designee: 6:00 p.m.


Closing of the 38th Yap Day Annual Celebration with a Reception at the Yap Visitors Bureau

in Honor of Our Visitors and Guests from Abroad: 6:30 p.m.



37th. Yap Day Annual Celebration

February 28, 2005 and March 1, 2005, Rull Municipality, Yap Proper


Standing Women Dance


Sitting Men's Dance


Standing Men's Dance


Raft making competition for locals:


Husking coconuts competition for visitros/foreigners:


Traditional Tatooing


Basket weaving competition for 10-years old girls:


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