Calendar on festivities for September released, in line with Independence celebration

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The Government has released Samoa’s year-long celebration of its 60th Anniversary of Independence schedule of a number of events to mark this historical period from 4-10 September. 

There will be an official prayer service this coming Sunday with a Choir Exhibition at the EFKS Hall in Sogi. The following day will be the opening of the food and handicrafts at the Samoa cultural village with traditional games to follow.  

According to the program, there will also be a cultural siva competition and a string band competition at the main stage event space. 

The next day Savaii will hold its Independence floral float parade and Upolu will host its parade on Friday morning with prizes to be announced later on in the day. 

On Saturday, is the Miss Samoa pageant with eight contestants vying the for the 2022-2023 Miss Samoa Crown. 

Savali reports they include four contestants from Australia, one from New Zealand, one from Los Angeles U.S.A. and two local beauties. 

Two years after the Miss Samoa Pageant was halted, the pageant will be held next month as the finale for the Teuila Festival this year.

Miss Samoa was suspended after the measles outbreak in 2019 and when Samoa closed its borders in March 2020, this popular event was pushed to the back burner.

According to Savali, the Vodafone Miss Samoa Pageant 2022  annual Teuila Festival is now injected as one of the Government’s Independence Celebration events.

The event is scheduled for September 10th at Gym 1 Tuanaimato. The reigning Miss Samoa and Miss Pacific Islands Fonoifafo McFarland-Seumanu has carried the title since 2019.