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Rota Coconut Festival set for Sept. 13-14

(MVA) — Rota, renowned among the islands of the Marianas for its untouched nature beauty and warm island hospitality, is gearing up to welcome visitors for the 5th Rota Coconut Festival on Sept. 13-14, 2019.

“The Marianas Visitors Authority is excited to partner again this year with the Rota Mayor’s Office on the exciting Rota Coconut Festival, which will provide visitors a truly unique and friendly experience on the beautiful island of Rota,” said MVA Managing Director Priscilla M. Iakopo. “Rota is renowned for its unspoiled natural environment, so it is a more than fitting venue for this celebratory tribute to the staple of Pacific island living — the coconut tree.”

Coconut trees line the main thoroughfare and frame a competitor in the Rota Blue Triathlon on Nov. 18, 2017. The Rota Coconut Festival, highlighting the numerous uses of the tropical tree, will be held on Sept. 13-14, 2019.  MVA photoCoconut trees line the main thoroughfare and frame a competitor in the Rota Blue Triathlon on Nov. 18, 2017. The Rota Coconut Festival, highlighting the numerous uses of the tropical tree, will be held on Sept. 13-14, 2019. MVA photo

The event will feature educational displays and demonstrations related to the coconut, entertainment, games, a Coconut Scavenger Hunt, and a variety of live cooking competitions on site such as the “manha titiyas” (tortillas made with young coconut), “ahu” (soup made with young coconut), coconut candy, and “bunelos manha” (doughnuts made with young coconut).

Additional details will be announced shortly. For more information, contact the Rota Mayor’s Office at 532-9451 or field supervisor Sandra Atalig of MVA at 532-0327 or satalig@mymarianas.com.