This Year’s Liberation Theme is Håtsa: I Ribueban i Taotao-Ta yan i Tano’-Ta


There is also an open call for entertainers for the carnival!

Guam – The Festival of the Pacific Arts may have ended but the fun isn’t over yet for the summer as we prepare for this year’s 72nd Liberation Celebration.


This year’s Liberation theme is Håtsa: I Ribueban i Taotao-Ta yan i Tano’-Ta! which translates to Håtsa: The Revitalization of Our People and Our Land. According to a release from the Guam Liberation Historical Society, the theme was inspired by the revitalization of “i kotturan Guahan”. The release states that children today are banidosu or proud of Guam’s culture, history, the arts, and people, which shows a significant change in interest when compared to previous generations. There is even a special logo for Hatsa made by Ariel and Company, which shows a globe representing Guam’s global reach and the guafak, or woven mat, representing our people and the land and the sea. The center of the map is on Guam, which shows that our island is in the “Hub of the Pacific”. As for this year’s summer carnival, the carnival grounds in Tiyan officially opened on last Thursday and will continue nightly until August 14th. To make things more enjoyable for residents, there is an open call for entertainers. The entertainment committee is seeking interested groups or individuals that would be willing to perform at the carnival, such as cultural and ethnic groups, dance troupes, school bands or choirs, magicians, and more. Live Entertainment will be on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 6:30pm to  11:00pm. For more information, visit our website at

Please submit full contact information, dates available, and description of the act for consideration. For more information and scheduling, contact Michael Mafnas at 472-6707/477- 3323 or send an email to