Liberation Day Festivities Return with Nightly Events at CHamoru Village | New

Since the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to Guam in 2020, the island’s Liberation Day celebrations and festivities have been put on hold — until now.

“The pandemic has hampered our ability to participate in regular Liberation Day events and activities for the past two years,” Governor Leon Guerrero said in a press release announcing this year’s Liberation Festival. “Together, we will commemorate this important day in Guam’s history and truly celebrate the essence of liberation as we work toward recovery.”

The festival takes place from 3-9pm this week until Friday, then Monday-Wednesday, at CHamoru Village in Hågåtña

The event will feature games and activities suitable for families, including a climbing wall and small rides for children. Vendors at the CHamoru Village Night Market will also be open for attendees to purchase a variety of food and beverages.

The festival will also feature live bands and DJ performances, in addition to cultural and contemporary dance performances, with nightly shows scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The festival is organized by the administration, the CHamoru Department of Affairs and the Guam Council of Mayors.

Cleanup volunteers wanted

Young people on the island are invited to participate in an island-wide clean-up on Saturday to help prepare for the parade and festivities for the 78th Liberation Day on July 21.

The cleanup sites are along Highway 1, Highway 4/10, and Tiyan Road/Airport/Road 8, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

“Guam’s youth have demonstrated their ability and desire to serve our island, and their initiative to lead these valuable cleanups builds on the leadership experience they gain through our Guam employment program. ‘summer for young people,’ Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said in the Liberation. “We join our youth in asking our people to help spruce up our highways as we prepare to celebrate our 78th Liberation Day.”

The initiative is sponsored by the Island Beautification Task Force and the Governor’s Youth Summer Jobs Program.

For more information, contact the IBTF at 671-473-1162 or ibtf@guam.gov.

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