Manit Day

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Angelina Petueli, Staff writer

Manit Day is a day where they celebrate Marshallese culture. People would celebrate for a week but they would call it “Lutok Kobban Alele” but the main or bigger celebration would be Manit day. On this day they would usually do competitions, singing, dancing, and storytelling performances. Manit day is always on the last week or last Friday of September.

Momo is the president in charge of Tole Mour and she is part of the organization ACOM, she says that she loves Manit Day because she can share identity with the people living here in the United States.

“It’s a day to share where she is from, her roots, and the unique parts of the Marshall Islands.” she also said “That being a part of the Marshallese culture or even seeing is very eye-catching because nobody is like Rimajols (Marshallese people) because we depend on natural remedies, core values are different than others, telling stories about Marshallese myths or real things that had to happen.

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, there will be an event at Jones Center outside the basketball court. The opening is at 4 p.m. and the performances are going to start at 4:45 p.m. and the pageant show will start at 7 p.m.