Top 8 Most Famous Holidays and Festivals in Northern Mariana Islands

01-06-2022 8 20 0 0 Báo lỗi

Although Saipan hosts the majority of the Northern Mariana Islands' holidays and festivals, even the smallest towns hold their own annual spectacular fiestas to honor each of their patron saints. The Marianas Cup Beach Volleyball Festival and the Mahi Fishing Derby are just two of the amazing sporting events held on this tropical island throughout the year. During the Flame Tree Arts Festival in April, bright red flame trees bloom over Saipan. Let's take a look at the most famous holidays and festivals in the Northern Mariana Islands.

1 Thu Bui

Tinian Hot Pepper Festival

The largest celebration on the little island of Tinian takes place on Tachogna Beach over two days in February. Many of the Northern Mariana Islands' most skilled vocalists entertain visitors, who can try homemade delicacies cooked by some of Tinian's most talented chefs.


The festival's main attraction is the hot pepper eating competition, in which participants compete to determine who can handle Tinian's famous donni sali hot peppers the best. The Katdun Pika Cooking Competition rewards chefs who create the most delectable dishes with this unusual ingredient.

Marianas Variety
Marianas Variety
Ginen Marianas
Ginen Marianas
2 Thu Bui

Marianas Cup Beach Volleyball Festival

Marianas Cup Beach Volleyball Festival is one of the most famous holidays and festivals in the Northern Mariana Islands that everyone shouldn't miss.


This February battle between some of the world's best beach volleyball players has been staged for more years than any other Micronesian beach volleyball event. Professional and amateur beach volleyball players travel from all over the US, South Korea, Japan, and even Italy to compete. Exhibition matches, beach volleyball clinics, and raffle tickets are all part of the event.

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Marianas Cup Beach Volleyball Festival's FB
Outdoor Japan
Outdoor Japan
3 Thu Bui

Sweet Potato Festival

This Rota celebration may be one of the newest on the Northern Mariana Islands, but it is already one of the most popular events on the island. This four-day mid-March event celebrating the sweet potato coincides with San Isidro Fiesta, a celebration of Sinapalo's patron saint.


Visitors can participate in a two-day training on how to care for and nurture this modest crop or witness a cooking competition to determine the island's best sweet potato recipes.

Daily Journal
Daily Journal
Daily Journal
Daily Journal
4 Thu Bui

Marianas Winds Kite Festival & Cultural Food Fair

Another one on the list of the most famous holidays and festivals in the Northern Mariana Islands is Marianas Winds Kite Festival & Cultural Food Fair.


Every March, this food and kite festival takes place on the center ball field in American Memorial Park. Purchased kites can win three categories, handcrafted kites can win three categories, and both purchased and homemade kites can win two extra prizes. All kites in the competition must stay in the air for at least five minutes. Face painting, carnival games, and plenty of food are all part of the celebration.

Atulya Rajasthan
Atulya Rajasthan
Holidify
Holidify
5 Thu Bui

Mahi Fishing Derby

This Saturday's annual fishing tournament, held in mid-April, is sponsored by the Saipan Fishermen's Association. Every year, more than 100 anglers left from Smiling Cove Marina in 30 to 40 boats early Saturday morning, returning with their catch in the early evening.


Anglers travel from all across Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands to compete for prizes in up to five different categories.

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Florida Keys Fishing Charters
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6 Thu Bui

Annual Flame Tree Arts Festival

The annual Flame Tree Arts Festival is one of the most famous holidays and festivals in the Northern Mariana Islands. The vivid red flame trees in full bloom throughout Saipan in late April are the focus of this three-day Sususpe Civic Center seaside festival.


This event also features the top dance troupes, musicians, visual artists, and culinary sellers from the Northern Mariana Islands.

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7 Thu Bui

Taste of the Marianas International Food Festival and Beer Garden

This famous food and drink event is held for three Saturday evenings in May in Saipan's American Memorial Park.


Taste of the Marianas International Food Festival and Beer Garden festival includes bartending and cooking competitions, as well as music from performers from Saipan and throughout the world, in addition to the broad variety of food prepared by Saipan's finest hotels and restaurants for the event.

Marianas Variety
Marianas Variety
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8 Thu Bui

Christmas in the Marianas

Christmas in the Northern Mariana Islands is a month-long festival that begins on December 1 with the unveiling of a massive Christmas tree decorated with dazzling lights along the Paseo de Marianas. Schoolchildren compete in costume and float contests.


Each Saturday running up to Christmas, tents are set up for games, food, and entertainment. On December 22, there is also a mochitsuki festival dedicated to Japanese rice cakes.

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