Marshall Islands

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Cultural features of the Marshall Islands

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

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Cultural features of the Marshall Islands

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

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Food in the Marshall Islands

Life has never been easy in the Marshall Islands: the effort demanded to produce food continues to be great and the diet austere. Fish from the surrounding seas has naturally been the traditional support of life, while the scanty land has yielded three grudging crops - breadfruit, pandanus and swamp tare, in addition to the. ubiquitous coconut. By skillful management of the harsh terrain, its cultivation has sustained existence over the centuries in a system perfectly adapted to the demands of the region.