Monthly Archives: July 2018

Happy Birthday, Kiribati!

I haven’t talked about the island country of Kiribati (pronounced Kiri-bass) very often in this blog. So, I thought I’d share some interesting facts about the country on its 39th birthday. Kiribati is an island group in Micronesia that straddles the equator. … Continue reading

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UNESCO to Acknowledge Samoan Mats

A couple of months ago Samoa received good news that its traditional fine mats could join UNESCO’s heritage list. Mats are known as the giver of life, it is exchanged as a highly valued form of cultural respect, it’s also … Continue reading

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Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival 2018 Has Begun!

The Solomon Islands have welcomed 1500 participants to this year’s Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival in Honiara.  The event runs from July 1- 10 in Honiara and will coincide with the country’s 40th Independence Anniversary celebrations.” The festival, held every four … Continue reading

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Why the Hawaiian Islands Are in a Row

Our next legend answers the question why the Hawaiian Islands are in a row. Think it was because of volcanic activity? Think again. Here’s the traditional story on how the Hawaiians Islands were formed in a row. Naturally, it has … Continue reading

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