At Matautu Falealili on Saturday, it was all about the good times, laughter and joy.
The occasion was the village’s mini-Teuila Festival organised by the Women’s Committee.
The membership of the women’s Committee were divided in groups where they took part in various activities including a pageant, traditional Samoan dance competition and other challenges.
President Leleiga Tauiliili told the Samoa Observer the event is a first in the village.
“We know that this week is the Teuila so we decided to bring the Teuila spirit closer to Matautu. So why not have our own Teuila?
“That way we don’t have to go to Apia to watch the Teuila because we have our own now.”
The women were even more proud claiming nothing that is happening in the Teuila was left out of the programme. The Beauty Pageant was a big hit.
“This is another to create a lot of fun, to forget about our troubles but come together to rejoice in the spirit of Teuila.
“Our village enjoys having tourists come to visit us and we hope all the people who are visiting Samoa today will enjoy our country.”
President Leleiga said they hope to continue the programme on an annual basis.