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THE 11th Annual Festival of the Pacific Arts has come to an end.
Yesterday was the final day of festival activities and Guam closed out the performance on the Pasifika stage at 8 p.m. A closing ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. today.
Guam’s delegation reports a successful gathering with delegation heads yesterday. Guam hosted a fiesta that formally invited delegation heads to the 12th FestPac in 2016, which will be held on Guam. Gov. Eddie Calvo also invited guests to FestPac 2016 via a video message.
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and his wife also attended the fiesta.
“The event really was a taste of Guam in Honiara and gave the delegates just a small sampling of what to expect during the Festival in 2016,” said Monica Guzman, head of the Guam delegation. “The entire Guam delegation came out in a true display of the Hafa Adai spirit that would make Guam proud.”
Delegates were greeted by members of På’a Taotao Tano.
Members of the performing group I Fanlalai’an, and the Visual and Literary Arts members helped serve the guests, in addition to performing for and entertaining guests.
The Guam culinary team also provided a feast that inspired Prime Minister Lilo to admire the table, the Guam delegation reports.
The event went well despite rainy weather and two tremors Wednesday afternoon that caused the cancellation of several events.