Anuhea to close Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day festivities

Humatak village name. (PNC file photo)

Guam – Today(Mon.) is Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day and Hawaiian singer Anuhea will be performing a free concert in the southern village of Umatac (Humatak).

It was formerly known as discovery day and was traditionally held to commemorate Magellan’s landing at the village of Umatac. Although some scholars have questioned whether or not Umatac was the landing place of explorer Ferdinand Magellan, local tradition particularly in the village of Umatac holds that their bay was the place where Magellan came ashore. The village of Umatac has been commemorating this historic event with mock landings since the 1930’s. Umatac Mayor John Quinata says this year they have some rides like a ferris wheel, various Chamorro food vendors, local entertainment a mock re-enactment of Magellan’s landing and tours of the villages’ historic sites given by the Humatak Youth Heritage group which was put together by the Humatak Community Foundation.

“This is the last day. Come down buy some Chamoru food, hamburgers, hotdogs, everything that we have enjoy yourselves and have a good day,” said Mayor Quinata adding, “We have Anuhea coming down at 7 o’clock to do a concert and everybody’s invited. Its free and nobody needs to pay it’s just that you gonna have to find a parking.”

The festivities in Humatak were held over a series of two weekends culminating on the Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day holiday