To provide visitors and residents a cultural experience highlighting indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian culture, the Marianas Visitors Authority, Carolinian Affairs Office, and Indigenous Affairs Office will launch the “Hafa Adai-Tirow Tuesdays and Thursdays” in August in Saipan’s main tourist district.
The event will be held from 5pm to 9pm at the CAO grounds in Garapan, Saipan, and will feature Chamorro and Carolinian live entertainment, arts and crafts by Chamorro and Carolinian artists, and food sales that will include indigenous dishes. Hafa Adai-Tirow Tuesdays and Thursdays will kick off with a soft opening on Tuesday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 4, with an official grand opening on Aug. 9.
“We are eager and grateful to partner with the Carolinian Affairs Office and the Indigenous Affairs Office on this event, which we’re sure our visitors will love once the word spreads,” said MVA managing director Priscilla M. Iakopo. “Our visitors are looking for authentic cultural experiences and nighttime activities, and this event aligns perfectly with MVA’s Strategic Plan 2020-2030 to promote indigenous culture. We are also sharing details with local tour agents so they can bring their guests by.” (MVA)