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Samoa Festivals and Events

Millennium Celebrations
December 25th to January 1st, 2000
Dubbed as the "last place in the world to see the last sunset of the millennium," Samoa's list of millennium celebrations includes floral parades, choir performances, feasts and performances at Falealupo (the westernmost point in Samoa), and film and photographic exhibitions of material produced over the last century and beyond, boat parades, village and school cultural performances.

Head of State's Birthday Golf Tournament
4th-7th January 2000
This annual tournament is a special treat to honour His Highness Malietoa Tanumafili II, the Head of State of Samoa, on his birthday. The competition is organised by the Royal Samoa Country Club with competitors drawn from aboard and locally. Visitors are invited to try their skills on our immaculate greens and challenging 18 hole course

Samoa Tourism Convention
25th February 2000
In its second year, the convention addresses issues concerning tourism in Samoa. Speakers from overseas trade and media will present to Samoa's tourism industry.

Arts and Crafts Fair
18th-19th March 2000
The fair showcases Samoa's art and handicrafts, such as weaving and carving. Cultural performances highlight Samoa's expressive art through music and dramatization.

Savaii Palolo Rise
31st-1st November, 2000
One of the most fascinating natural phenomenon is the rise of the Palolo. It is traditionally predicted to take place 7 days after the full moon, coinciding with the third quarter of the moon phase, with igh tide between midnight and the early hours of the morning. The relationship between the phase of the moon and the emergence of the Palolo has been local knowledge for centuries. Palolo is a Samoan seafood delicacy only available twice a year. This first rise is usually abundant and on the island of Savaii. Tours are arranged for visitors through local operators and tourism establishments.


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