Christmas experience in paradise

The weather might not be exactly tropical at this time of the year but many people from around the world have come to paradise to spend Christmas. Some of them are here to be with families, others for vacations. Whatever purpose they have, they all have one thing in common. They are looking forward to a wonderful Christmas in Samoa. Julia Jamila Werner spoke to some of them and this is what they said:

Lisa Sovec 


I expect the Christmas days to be quiet and relaxed. Now, there is loud Christmas music and colorful lights as far as the eye can reach but I guess that it will calm down when the families get together and spend some nice days of Christmas. It’s a wonderful time to be in Samoa. The only thing is the weather needs to be better.


Toese Filipo Paulo 


I am going to see what’s happening! I live a bit here and there and I love to see the joy and the love in the people’s eyes. I’d wish that this would be every day and not only while Christmas!


Allen Xiang,


I am excited to see how Samoan people celebrate Christmas. In China we celebrate the Chinese New Year instead of Christmas so to be in Samoa at such a special time is excellent. I expect a relaxed time, being less busy than normal.


Ben Johanan 


Usually Christmas is a relaxed time of the year. I am running my own business and this is the chance to have a little break. As every year I am going to spend time with my beloved ones.



Katherine Ellis

United Kingdom

I live in Vaitele Fou in a Samoan family. I am a volunteer and this is my first time being in Samoa but I count myself lucky to experience the Samoan Christmas in the most authentic way. I expect it to be as family orientated as they generally seem to be and of cause full of joy, love and happiness.

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