Throughout the year there are some exciting festivals, cultural celebrations and events in Samoa. Be sure to check here regularly so you don't miss any of these wonderful Samoa events.
Mother's Day sees all the Mothers of Samoa being pampered and feted by their families in appreciation of all their hard work and contribution to the development of families, villages and country.
Samoa became independant in 1962, being the first island nation in the Pacific to achieve this status. The country takes time out to reflect and celebrate its independance from colonial rule. The fiercely contested "Fautasi Race" (Long boat race) usually wraps up the celebrations for another year.
The Teuila Festival is one Samoa's most celebrated annual events, promising to be as exciting and entertaining this year as in the past. There are many activities and shows being held particularly in Apia, Samoa's capital city.
Throughout the week (1st - 7th September) there will be many cultural activities on showcase such as the choir hymnal exhibition, a variety of traditional entertainment including fire knife dancing, traditional sports including the fautasi (long boat used as means of transportations across the islands of Samoa in the olden days) race, wood carving, tattooing, and 2 nights of variety shows.
Take part in this event of catching palolo with the locals and observe age old traditions of this Samoan delicacy.
The inaugural Samoana Jazz & Arts Festival kicks off in November . It brings together the 2 Samoas under one festival banner - providing an exciting repertoire of event locations and visitor experiences.