Airai State 2nd market night a success
By: L.N. Reklai
July 22, 2017 (Airai, Palau) Airai State’s second market night held at KB Bridge Airai-side was a resounding success despite the wet weather conditions. A huge crowd turned out to enjoy the night festivities. [restrict]
Governor Tmewang Rengulbai of Airai State opened the event calling it the “makit ra remerael” or “travellers’ market” and welcomed all the visitors and residents of Palau to the night’s festivities.
The event featured traditional dances, chants (chesols and rebetii) and as well as contemporary dances and live band performances. Dances were performed by young people of Airai as well as visiting states dance groups.
The highlight of the evening was the Ngaraberas War Canoe show, a traditional war demonstration followed by war dance or “rruk”. The men’s canoe club paddled in in a war canoe, performed a mock war skit and followed with dance performance.
The event featured sale of various local delicacies as well as international food sold by many local clubs from Airai State as well as other States. There were also businesses that sold products and food items. Local made products such as soaps, oils, jewelry, local tools and wood works were showcased for sale.
The event was sponsored by Airai State government and its State leadership. [/restrict]