Service conclude the 60-year commemoration program

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Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa has laid out the plans for the final festivities in line with the commemoration of 60 years of Samoa’s independence. 

The Fautasi regatta is scheduled on the 26th of May to be followed by the commemoration of the arrival of the Catholic Church in Lealatele Savaii on May 27. 

A thanksgiving service will also be held at Tiafau on the evening of May 31 to conclude the 60-year commemoration program. 

According to the Prime Minister, the service medal awards will be conferred that same evening before the flag is lowered to close the 60th-year anniversary program. 

On Thursday morning June 1, the formal ceremony for the 61st-anniversary celebrations will begin with the church service followed by the raising of the flag and the march past. 

Cultural entertainment will be held in the afternoon followed by the ceremonial lowering of the flag to conclude the 61st anniversiary celebrations.  

A special variety concert will be held at Mulinuu to conclude the formal program.