John Frum Day: The Cargo Cult Lives On!

How could I forget that February 15 was John Frum Day [wiki] on the remote island of Tanna in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu?

"John is our god," declares village chief Isaac Wan, who beats his fists into the ground to emphasise his words.

"One day he will come back," he says. Believers are convinced that John Frum was an American. The name could well have come from war-time GIs who introduced themselves as "Jon from America."

Link - Thanks Jennifer!

Previously on Neatorama: Cargo Cult: Worshipping the American Messiah, John Frum.


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