John Frum Day

Religious At Tanna Vanuatu Unnamed Road, Vanuatu

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Friday 15th February
9:29 - 11:29am

John Frum Day is an annual celebration, held on February 15, in the villages of Sulphur Bay and Lamakara on Tanna Island. Each year, a ritual army of men paint “U.S.A.” on their chests and perform an amalgamation of a military drill and kastom dances with wooden guns. They raise the American flag, build WWII airplanes out of grass, and build a makeshift landing strip, all with the expectation that John Frum will return with more “cargo” (material wealth).

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2019-02-15 09:29:00
2019-02-15 11:29:00