White Sunday


White Sunday

White Sunday is a holiday in Samoa, falling on the second Sunday in October. New Zealand hip-hop artist Mareko has released an album named after it. It is a day for the children of Samoa where they are specially appreciated by their parents and their communities. They have to perform for their parents and relatives in church by ways of reciting bible verses (tauloto), performing creative dances and dramas.

On White Sunday the women and children dress completely in white clothing. Some of them trim the clothes with the other two colors of the Samoan flag, red and blue. Men will wear white shirts with either white slacks or the traditional lavalava. If a lavalava is worn it may not be white.

White Sunday is celebrated all over the world, wherever a Samoan church community exists.

In Samoa they call this day "Lotu Tamaiti".Translation in English is "Children's Day" or the "Children's service"


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