Samoa Local Events

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
(12 May 2018 - 13 May 2018 )

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.

Independance Day
(01 Jun 2018 - 02 Jun 2018 )

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.

Teuila Festival
Place: Apia, Samoa's Capital City  (01 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018 )

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.

Palolo Rising
Place: Upolo, Savai'i  (01 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 )

Take part in this event of catching palolo with the locals and observe age old traditions of this Samoan delicacy.