White Sunday


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White Sunday

Second Sunday in October
This is a special day celebrated in the Christian churches of both American Samoa and the country of Samoa to honor children. Each child dresses in white and wears a crown of white frangipani blossoms. The children line up and walk to church, carrying banners and singing hymns, while their parents wait for them inside. Instead of the usual sermon, the children present short dramatizations of Bible stories such as the good Samaritan, Noah's ark, and the prodigal son. After the performance is over, the children return to their homes, where their parents serve them a feast that includes roast pig, bananas, taro, coconuts, and cakes. They are allowed to eat all they want, and in a reversal of the usual custom, Lotu-A-Tamaiti is the one day of the year when the adults don't sit down to eat first.
See also Sunday School Day
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 181
BkHolWrld-1986, Oct 14
FolkWrldHol-1999, p. 590
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