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Discovery Day Guam
03-03 March
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Every first Monday in March, Guam commemorates the discovery of the country in 1521 by the European explorer Ferdinand Magellan; this holiday is also known as ‘Magellan Day’.

During the celebration, people display flags of Guam at their homes and other appropriate places where the flag can be hoisted. Date may change from year to year but the government considers the first Monday of March as the official holiday. During the holiday floats and parades swarm in the street including cultural programs. During this time, the traditional re-enactment to the series of event that led Magellan to the discovery of Guam is held at Umatac Bay. Public entertainment is available including carnival rides, and variety of concession is found in all major places where public events and activities are held.

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