Biit is Marshallese Olympics

The Ioon Maaj Jepta gets down to the ‘biit’ at Uliga Protestant Church this past weekend. Photo: Wilmer Joel.

The Marshallese version of the Olympic Games is Christmas jepta biit dancing. The amount of competition and dissing has always been apart of the jepta performances at Christmas time.
Jeptas had the audience laughing throughout the Christmas Day and the next day at churches throughout Majuro.
Though some jeptas were satisfied with their performance, others were surely motivated and promised a better and more eye-catching performance next year.


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