Cook Islander revels in Mulinu'u vibes
A Cook Islands national joined Samoans on Saturday to celebrate the country's 57th independence anniversary.
Pastor Noo Mataiti, 49, has been resident in Samoa for 14 months. He told the Samoa Observer this is his first time to be part of the independence celebrations.
Pastor Noo participated in the morning march at Mulinu'u. He said he felt blessed and privileged to be part of the programme.
“We are so blessed and honoured to be part of this great event so this is the first time," he said.
"I hope it's not the last time."
Impressed with how different schools, colleges, universities, associations and Government agencies participated in the march, Pastor Noo said this is not done in Cook Islands and is a new experience for him.
“It's very interesting, we do not have this kind of marching in the Cook Islands, where lots of people come from schools, ministries, churches, this is amazing to us."
Pastor Noo said the Samoan culture is beautiful.
The memories of marching at Mulinu'u will remain with him forever..