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Talofofo proudly hosts first Banana Festival

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."

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