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Holidays & Observances in Micronesia

Micronesia is a collection of islands in the Western Pacific Ocean. The title “Micronesia” technically describes a larger group of Pacific islands, but only some belong to the country, which is officially called The Federated States of Micronesia. Throughout its history, Micronesia has been under the control of many different colonial powers including Germany, Japan, and the United States. Today it is independent, but it still relies on the US economically and militarily. Despite its array of influences, the Micronesian people have worked hard to ensure that their traditional art forms, such as canoe-building, stay active. Christianity is an important part of Micronesian life, so its holidays are enthusiastically celebrated across the country.


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