Yap Day is a legal holiday in Yap State, one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), held annually on March 1. It is a celebration of traditional Yapese culture. Common activities held during this time include competitions and traditional dances.
Colonia is the capital of Yap State, which administers both the Yap Main Islands and the island of Satawal, as well as fourteen atolls.
The Caroline Islands were under Spanish rule from the 16th century until the end of the 19th century, but most of the communities on the islands of the present state of Yap have little contact with Europeans and live in complete independence.
The FSM formed its own constitutional government on May 10, 1979, becoming a sovereign state after independence was attained on November 3, 1986. The FSM has a seat in the United Nations and has been a member of the Pacific Community since 1983.
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