Intro

"Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, Håfa Ta Påtte, Dinanña' Sunidu Siha Giya Pasifiku"

"What We Own, What We Have, What We Share, United Voices of the Pacific"

On August 4, 2011, under the leadership of Master of Chamorro Dance Frank Rabon, Governor's appointee to the Festival Organizing Committee, a community gathering of traditional “Fafana'gui” (teachers) took place and began the process of developing the 2016 Guam Festival Theme and Logo.

Discussions dictated that the theme had to represent the Chamorro's, indigenous people of the Mariana Islands. Chamorro traditions and culture have been over shadowed by western influences that lead to the loss of connection between the Chamorros and their pacific brothers and sisters. The recent resurgence of indigenous identity and cultural preservation started the reconnection with other pacific island nations. The struggle of reconnection lead to the following theme:

  • What we own (I Pa'an Taotao Tano') – Our way of life, our identity as indigenous people.
  • What we have ( I guinahan I Tano' yan I Tasi) – Our resources from land and sea that have sustained our people for thousands of years.
  • What we share ( Inaafa Maolek) – Our hospitality and our kindness that Chamorros give to all.
  • United voices of the Pacific (Taihinekok) – Never ending of our people's way of life, the respect from us and to us.

Intro

"Håfa Iyo-ta, Håfa Guinahå-ta, Håfa Ta Påtte, Dinanña' Sunidu Siha Giya Pasifiku"

"What We Own, What We Have, What We Share, United Voices of the Pacific"

Gi diha 4 gi Agosto 2011, sigun ginen mina'gåsen Sainan Minenhalom Bailan Chamorro as si Frank Rabon ni' inapunta ni' Maga'låhi para guatu gi i Kumiten Finetman Feria, mandanña' tradisiunåt “Fafa'nå'gue” ya ma tutuhon i hinanao inadilånton 2016 na tema yan seyon Ferian Guåhan

Ha månda i deskutasion siha na i tema debidi u riprisenta i manaotao tåno' na Chamorro ni' mangginen iya Islan Mari'ånas siha. Hagas ma honño' kottura yan tradisiunåt Chamorro ni' pinalala'en sanlagu ya este numa' posipble malingu-ña na inachaigua ginen Chamorro yan i mañe'lon Pasifiku na taotågues. Ha tutuhon este na inachai put inadahen kottura yan aidentifikasion entre mañe'lon nasion islan Pasifiku. Sisigi ha' i kinalamten ni' alos uttemo humuyong i tema:

  • Håfa iyo-ta (på'an taotao tåno') – Taimanu i lina'lå'-ta, håyi hit kumu manaotao tåno'
  • Håfa guinahå-ta (i guinahan i tano' yan i tasi) – Håfa guinahå-ta ginen i tano' yan i tasi ni' sumostieni taotao-ta gi nomåsdi mit put mit na såkkan siha.
  • Håfa Ta Påtte (Inafa'maolek) – Mannåna'i yine'ase' yan inafa'maolek i Chamorro para todu.
  • Dinanña' Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku (Taihinekkok) – Taihinekkok i lina'la' i taotao, respetu ginen hami yan para hami.