Guam National Wildlife Refuge invites the public to Ha’ånen Litekyan for Mes CHamoru


The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and their community partners invite the public to Ha’ånen Litekyan (Ritidian Day) to celebrate CHamoru culture and heritage on Saturday, March 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Ritidian Unit of the Guam National Wildlife Refuge.

The program will feature selected stories from “CHamoru Legends: A Gathering of Stories” performed by Teresita Perez. Participants will learn more about Guam’s native birds with the Guam Department of Agriculture. Participants will also go on a CHamoru language scavenger hunt to find local plants and wildlife on the refuge’s nature trails.

In compliance with federal and government of Guam public health guidance: Participation is limited to 20 people, physical distancing will be observed, and participants must wear masks. Pre-registration is required.

Litekyan is an ancient CHamoru village. Today, local residents and visitors can experience Guam’s rich natural and cultural heritage. Ha’ånen Litekyan is a collaboration with the Guam Department of Agriculture, UOG Press, and affiliated authors, and other community partners.

To pre-register or any questions, contact Marybelle Quinata at or call 355-5096 or 483-6084.