MCOG Announces new festivals for the New Year

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The New Year brings in new events and festivities hosted by the Mayor’s Council of Guam such as the donne festival, mango festival, and more.

Today’s Mayor’s Council of Guam meeting talked about different topics, including village festivals and events.

This follows yesterday’s meeting where the island’s Mayors came together to elect their officers.

According to a media release from the Mayors’ Council – Piti Mayor Jesse Alig was unanimously re-elected as President.

Along with Sinajana Mayor Robert Hofmann as Vice President.

Tamuning Mayor Louise Rivera was elected as Secretary.

Agat Mayor Kevin Susuico was elected as Treasurer.

Followed by Barrigada Vice Mayor Jessie Bautista elected as the Sgt.-at-Arms.

Today’s meeting talked about different topics, including village festivals and events.

This year, the following events will be happening in their respective villages.

The Latte Peace Festival in Tamuning.

Along with a new event that will take place in the village of Inarajan.

“We’re still in the planning stages but we’re fixed at doing the first-ever Magalahan Gadao Gupot Chamorro scheduled for February 17 and 18,” says Mayor of Inarajan Anthony Chargualaf.

CHamoru Heritage Day in Umatac in February or March.

The Coconut Fair in May at Agana.

The Banana Festival in April in Talofofo.

The Mango Festival in Agat on May 26-28.

The Donne Festival in Mangilao on the 2nd week of September.

The Music & Arts Festival in Sinajana located at the Arts Hall in September.

The 79th Liberation festivities will also be happening but is still in the works.

The re-elected Mayors Council President said, “Because it’s such a large discussion, a big discussion, I would like to call a separate meeting for the Liberation.”

The committee meeting for the 79th Liberation Day will be on January 18 at 1 pm.

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