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Seventh Day Adventists in Washington State
O se va’aiga i le vasega o tina talavou, tamaitai ma ali’i talavou i le latou matafaioi tausi o le tuufa’atasia o le to’ona’i ma le laulauina lelei mo le mamalu o le Ekalesia atoa i DesMoines Washington State. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Members of several “matafale” at the Fagaima Methodist Church
Members of several “matafale” - or individual church families -  of the Methodist Church at Fagaima posed for a Samoa News photos infront of their just completed “Po o Moli” displayed last Friday afternoon. Several “matafale” are designated for each display. The annual Po o Moli is a long standing...
View of harbor and Rainmaker mountain
Decatur, GA — When many people think of New Year’s resolutions, they brainstorm ways to improve themselves for the year ahead. What if we expanded those aspirations to include resolutions that benefit our communities, society and the planet, too? It might not be a typical approach, but it can...
New Year's 2022 Times Square sign
The year 2022 is here in some countries, with the inhabitants of the South Pacific islands of Samoa and Kiribati the first to start the new year at 10:00 GMT, and New Zealand following an hour later. It will take 26 hours, up to 12:00 GMT on Saturday, for the entire globe to ring in the new year...
Benjamin Franklin photo and quote
Bloomington, INDIANA — If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution, your plot for self-improvement probably kicks into gear sometime on Jan. 1, when the hangover wears off and the quest for the “new you” begins in earnest. But if research on habit change is any indication, only about half of New Year’s...
Pigs in the umu
New York City, NEW YORK — From the origins of "Auld Lang Syne" to traditional foods, find out all about the history of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day from information provided by The History Chanel. WHAT DOES “AULD LANG SYNE” MEAN? “Auld Lang Syne,” the title of a Scottish folk song that many...
Dept. of Commerce staff at their Christmas party
 O se vaaiga i teuga matagofie ma nisi o l’io auai i le  i le polokalama o le Kerisimasi a le Matagaluega o Fefa’atauaiga i le vaiaso ua te’a. [ata: DOC Facebook]
Santa Claus
Little Rock, ARKANSAS — Each season, the celebration of Christmas has religious leaders and conservatives publicly complaining about the commercialization of the holiday and the growing lack of Christian sentiment. Many people seem to believe that there was once a way to celebrate the birth of...
Night before Christmas text
New York, NEW YORK — The poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” better known by its opening line “‘Twas the Night before Christmas,” has a special place among Christmas traditions, right alongside hot chocolate, caroling and bright lights. It has also inspired the modern image of Santa Claus as a jolly...
Nativity sceme at Fagaalu Catholic Church
MERRY CHRISTMAS AMERICAN SAMOA: This holiday Nativity scene is in front of the Catholic Church in Fagaalu and is clearly viewed from the main road, as seen in this Samoa News photo taken yesterday morning.  [photo: FS]

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