Talofofo proudly hosts first Banana Festival - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Talofofo proudly hosts first Banana Festival

Posted: Updated:

by Michele Catahay

Guam - The 1st Annual Banana Festival wrapped-up today in the southern village of Talofofo, also known as "God's Country". Various vendors displayed the different types of bananas planted on island and how they're cooked in local dishes.

Talofofo resident Juanita Taitague says it's a very important part of Guam's culture, since the banana is used often in our foods and desserts. She says the festival is a way for tourists and locals to learn more about the way it's grown.

"They want to see the culture. When they come here, that's what they want to see. They want to see what Guam is like, what Guam is like here, so this is our culture and we encourage everyone to plant bananas. Fids are drawing a picture of a banana plant - labeling the parts and what they're called in Chamorro."

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Mark Charfauros' hearing continued until December 11

    Mark Charfauros' hearing continued until December 11

    Could a former Guam police commander be getting his job back? Mark Charfauros is going before the Civil Service Commission tonight to discuss a motion to void his termination from the force. The case involves a 2016 incident in Agat where Charfauros was sMore >>
    Could a former Guam police commander be getting his job back? Mark Charfauros is going before the Civil Service Commission tonight to discuss a motion to void his termination from the force. The case involves a 2016 incident in Agat where Charfauros was sMore >>
  • Congressman-elect San Nicolas completes orientation in DC

    Congressman-elect San Nicolas completes orientation in DC

    Congressman-elect Michael San Nicolas is back on island after completing his first week of Congressional Orientation in the Nation's capitol. San Nicolas joined others with the historic incoming class of the 116th US Congress, which is said to be one of tMore >>
    Congressman-elect Michael San Nicolas is back on island after completing his first week of Congressional Orientation in the Nation's capitol. San Nicolas joined others with the historic incoming class of the 116th US Congress, which is said to be one of tMore >>
  • GEC counting absentee, provisional ballots on Black Friday

    GEC counting absentee, provisional ballots on Black Friday

    The Guam Election Commission will meet at 9am on Black Friday to count absentee and provisional ballots. GEC director Maria Pangelinan says after the GEC counts ballots, we could be looking at the official end of the election. "If all goes well, we have sMore >>
    The Guam Election Commission will meet at 9am on Black Friday to count absentee and provisional ballots. GEC director Maria Pangelinan says after the GEC counts ballots, we could be looking at the official end of the election. "If all goes well, we have sMore >>
Powered by Frankly