Today’s Holiday: Marshall Islands Lutok Kobban Alele

Today’s Holiday:
Marshall Islands Lutok Kobban Alele

The inhabitants of the Marshall Islands have long kept a tradition centered on the alele, a soft-sided basket handmade from the native pandanus plant. “Lutok Kobban Alele” is a weeklong festival that honors the basket as a national symbol and celebrates Marshallese culture in general, concluding with an official ceremony on Manit Day, a public holiday observed on the last Friday of September. Activities take place in the capital city of Majuro and include performances by Marshallese singers and dancers, feasts, traditional storytelling, and demonstrations of basket weaving and cooking. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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