CINAT thanks host for memorable time

Tuesday June 07, 2016 Written by Published in Culture
The De Leon Guerrero family gave farewell gifts to everyone in the CINaT team. 16060611 The De Leon Guerrero family gave farewell gifts to everyone in the CINaT team. 16060611

The COOK Islands National Arts Theatre (CINAT) team left Guam with heavy hearts, thanking their host for making their stay during the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts a memorable one.

 

The team was due to arrive home late last night.

A CINAT spokesperson posted a heartfelt appreciation to the people of Guam, thanking them for their support during the two-week long festival.

“To the people of Guam, thank you very much for your kindness, generosity, hospitality and for everything each and every one of you has done for each and every one of us,” the spokesperson posted on Facebook.

“To the families who welcomed us to your country with open arms, who thanked us for coming to Festpac, to the people who paid for our meals, thank you for all the random acts of kindness.

“We felt welcome here, safe and secure. To the people who came to our hut at the village and supported us by buying our products, thank you.”

During the festival, the Cook Islands contingent took part in various activities including live performances, art and craft shows and seminars which concentrated on safeguarding the Pacific culture and tradition.

The Festival of Pacific Arts held once every four years brings together artists and cultural practitioners from around the Pacific region for two weeks of festivity. The next festival is scheduled for Hawaii in 2020.   

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