Marshall Islands

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Cultural features of the Marshall Islands

Cultural values and customs, or manit, make Marshallese society unique.

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Marshallese people and language

Marshall Islanders are known throughout the Pacific and the world for their friendly and peaceful nature. Sharing with family and friends, a warm welcome for the stranger, and caring consideration for others are values inherent to the Marshallese culture. The people have nurtured these values over the centuries. Cooperation and caring are necessary elements of survival on these small islands, surrounded by the sea.

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Climate of the Marshall Islands

The weather in the Marshall Islands is tropical - hot and humid, but tempered by trade-winds which prevail throughout the year.