Samoa Independence Day

Samoa Independence Day

June 1
Samoa (called Western Samoa until 1997) gained independence from New Zealand on January 1, 1962. Because the rainy season in Samoa comes in January, however, celebrations are held in June on the first day of the month.
CONTACTS:
Permanent Mission of Samoa to the UN
800 Second Ave., Ste. 400 J
New York, NY 10017
212-599-6196; fax: 212-599-0797
SOURCES:
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 9
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