Solomon Islands, 15th August, 2000
Historically, sharks were often worshipped and a few Malaita
Islanders still believe spirits reside in them. There are
15 tribal languages and dialect groups including the 11,000
strong ancestors worshipping Kwaio tribe, who live in the
mountains along the east coast. Among the traditions includes
Solomon Islands, 25th December, 2000
Christmas is celebrated in a traditional custom, here in the
islands. Often celebrated starting with an eve mass, in churches,
then proceeded with a family meal, usually beginning with
a fruit cake together with wine. Holiday presents are then
exchanged after dinner. Although, some families does not practice
this, as it is not a custom, and has been commercialized.
Friends and families go for visiting on the next day, bringing
souvenirs or gifts.