International Day at Pesega

By Jonathon Shoecraft ,

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ON STAGE: Pupils dancing  in the traditional costumes from around the world.

ON STAGE: Pupils dancing in the traditional costumes from around the world.

Last week the Mormon Church at Pesega held an International Day. 

The Samoan Observer visited the church during the event to see many happy families and kids dancing and singing to celebrate the world and its nations. 

The students were all primary school level and were put in groups of about 20 and assigned a country. 

The students then dressed up in their national costumes and perform a traditional or contemporary dance from the country. 

The Observer caught up with a few of the families to ask about the event.

One mother told us, “Oh it is so nice seeing the kids do this. They all dress up and research the countries they are assigned. It makes me so happy to see my kids up there, what a great way to end the term.”

The event went on for about 3-4 hours as team after team came out. They would sing the national anthem of each country and dance and look amazing. 

It was definitely the place to be.

A grandma watching her grandchildren told the Observer, “It was such a nice time seeing them. They had been researching their given countries all term and they worked so hard to choreograph their dances. I love things like this and hope to see them do more of these types of events in the future.”

“It was good for Samoa to be able to see all different cultures to get a better aspect of the world and have our youth be more educated about outside of Samoa.”

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