Samoa’s peaceful Christmas
Another Christmas has come and gone.
For the majority of Samoans, all is well that ends well.
With Sunday preceding Christmas, it was a relatively quiet build up. It was a world away from the wild celebrations leading up to Christmas in previous years.
Many people attributed this to Christmas Eve falling on Sunday.
Churches throughout the country conducted two services on Sunday, the regular Sunday service in the morning and one at midnight to welcome Christmas.
One such service was the “13-days of Christmas” finale held at the E.F.K.S. Vaitele-uta.
Televised live by TV One, the two week programme had featured groups such as the Police officers, schools, choirs and many different organisations.
Groups from Fasito’otai and C.C.C.S. Vaitele-uta performed in the finale.
Reverend Muao Su’a, of C.C.C.S. Vatitele-uta thanked all those who made the programme possible.
He thanked everyone involved with preparations, TV1 who provided live coverage, the different groups who performed beautifully and the audience.