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.
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.
Since it was established in 1991, Samoa’s Teuila Festival has grown to become one of Samoa’s most celebrated annual events, and one of the South Pacific’s biggest cultural festivals. The exciting variety of activities and events ensures there is something for everyone with activities including the choral exhibition, traditional Siva Samoa and contemporary dance competitions, Ailao Afi/Fire Knife dancing, Umu (Samoan ground oven), tattooing and carving demonstrations, Miss Samoa Pageant and much, much more.
The Annual Pageant is a hallmark event representing an appreciation of the beauty and essence of a Samoan woman, and celebrating the richness of Samoa's heritage and culture.
The entrants are expected to emerge as role models for the younger generation; to represent a variety of professions, attitudes, skills and interests and also to be spokeswomen of the Samoan culture. Ultimately, the delegates personify the combination of beauty and intelligence that define the Samoan Lady of the 21st Century.
The Pageant sets out to accomplish this by encouraging, motivating and guiding the delegates in promoting their Samoan beauty, culture, costumes and performing arts. This is also an integral event for Tourism as it aims to boost the tourism industry, promoting and reflecting the Samoan culture and strengthening friendships with the outside world.
The Miss Samoa Pageant 2013 will be held on Friday 6th September.
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.
The Samoa Tourism Exchange is Samoa's annual B2B event, specifically for the travel and hospitality industry.
STE was initiated in 2008 and has expanded to become a major tourism exchange in the South Pacific region. The event is coordinated by the Samoa Tourism Authority on behalf of the Government and with the support of the industry.
STE brings together Samoa's suppliers of tourism products and services ('Sellers') and Travel Product and Contracting Managers from across a number of source markets ('Buyers'), in a business-to-business setting.
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 Hotel Association will be hosted the Samoa Independence Ball, so don't miss out and book now a table for this great event.
In 1962, Samoa became the first South Pacific island to gain independence. This year marks Samoa's 56th Independence Anniversary. Be sure to catch hype and festivities of the Celebrations. Don't miss out on what promises to be an exciting celebration.
The programme for this years festivities will be posted when made available.
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.