13 Oct 2008

Samoa and American Samoa celebrate White Sunday

12:09 pm on 13 October 2008

Children in Samoa and American Samoa will today be celebrating their special church day, White Sunday.

The day was was started by London Missionary Society pastors about 120 years ago.

White Sunday gets its name from the all white attire of the children, from clothing to accessories and the flowers in their hair and around their necks.

The special Sunday meal parallels, or in some families, surpasses the Thanksgiving Day or Christmas holiday meals.