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WHITE SUNDAY

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) at Faleula on White Sunday
Apia, SAMOA — A White Sunday celebration was the focal point for members of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa at Faleula, but the heavy loss of life globally from the COVID-19 pandemic also weighed heavily on their minds. Touches of yellow was chosen by the church’s congregation to be...
Children on White Sunday
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The annual White Sunday celebration coupled with the Monday federal and local holiday — “Columbus/ Indigenous People’s Day” — adds up to a three-day weekend, and a busy one at that, as residents celebrate White Sunday, dedicated to the children of American Samoa....
Little girl in her White Sunday finery
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Local businesses — especially clothing shops and grocery stores — are hoping for an uptick in customers this White Sunday, shopping for White Sunday outfits for the children and food for the Sunday feast.  (See today’s Samoa News edition for businesses advertising their...
In the spirit of White Sunday, Bluesky partnered with the American Samoa Community College's Samoan Studies Institute.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In American Samoa, White Sunday is a day parents honor their children with special programs during church services which include scriptural recitations, biblical story reenactments, creative dance performances followed by a feast of their children’s favorite foods. In...
The young children performing bible skits
Apia, SAMOA — Let us cherish our children. That was the overarching message at the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) at Savaia, Lefaga, when children led their White Sunday church service. The C.C.C.S. of Savaia, Lefaga joined various church denominations to celebrate White Sunday...
Epenesa Line, 11-months-old
New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND — Children were the focus of the Sunday church service at Samoan Assembly of God in New Plymouth. The day marked White Sunday, or Lotu Tamaiti which translates to children’s service, a national holiday in Samoa which falls on the second Sunday of October. More than 20...
Some of the school principals and officials from various divisions
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Except for Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, which has ongoing construction projects on its campus, Education director Dr. Ruth Matagi Tofiga said all public schools would be back on full schedule of classroom instruction on Oct. 13th — after the upcoming long...
Little girl in her White Sunday best.
Apia, SAMOA — Businesses across the country are registering a surge of orders and advertising special offers for clothing and food more than a fortnight ahead of the White Sunday holiday.  Typically on White Sunday children lead Sunday services, reciting scriptures and performing in plays and...
A little girl performing her White Sunday siva
This precious little one can hardly contain her excitement as she performs at the Vailoa CCCAS White Sunday celebration, Oct. 13, 2019.  [photo: Salima Eucharist Elisara Reupena]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The annual White Sunday celebration, dedicated to the children of American Samoa, is today, Sunday, Oct. 13th. Introduced in the islands by Christian missionaries in the 1800s, White Sunday has became a special holiday, with children being treated to the best — from...

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