Observations on FestPac 2016

FestPac (held every four years) is an event which brings together people from islands across the Pacific to celebrate their culture and exchange ideas. This year, the 12th annual FestPac was held here on Guam and it was awesome! The performances were outstanding, and probably the most popularly attended events, but there were also literary/poetry readings, and wood carving, weaving, tattooing, and blacksmithing demonstrations. You … Continue reading Observations on FestPac 2016

Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores Statue

Situated at a prime location on the route between Tumon and Guam Premier Outlets stands a statue of Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores. You can’t miss it. Born in 1921, Flores was the first archbishop of Guam. He died in 1985. This statue was paid for/erected by the local Filipino community. And it’s quite impressive. He faces the village of Tumon, with a commanding view of … Continue reading Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores Statue

Chief Quipuha Park

Chief Quipuha holds the distinction of having been the first adult baptized into Catholicism on Guam. He also holds the distinction of having one of the most impressive statues in one of the least convenient locations. Chief Quipuha Park: Directions The park is easily located at Paseo Loop at the intersection of Highway 1 (Marine Corps Drive) and Highway 4. (Note: If you’re heading south … Continue reading Chief Quipuha Park

The Statues at Pigo Catholic Cemetery

Soon after arriving on Guam, you’ll see that Catholicism plays a big part in the local culture. “Family” is considered first and foremost in traditional Chamorro culture- something strongly supported by the Catholic Church. Socially, this is exemplified by annual village fiestas held by local villages. Each honors that village’s particular patron saint. The statues at Pigo Catholic Cemetery, depicting Jesus Christ and the 12 … Continue reading The Statues at Pigo Catholic Cemetery