Several events for Manu'a's celebration this year
The American Samoa Government is in full force with events in line with the celebration of 119 years since Manu’a acceded to the United States.
The five-day activities by the American Samoa Government began today with a fishing tournament in Ofu, with prize-giving later this evening, hosted by the Department of Marine & Wildlife.
Also on the program are site visits by the American Samoa delegation led by Lt Governor Taleuaga Eleasalo Vaalele Ale.
Tomorrow is the farm fair, overseen by the Department of Agriculture, while in Ta'ū, Manu'a High School Gym is the Summer Youth Employment Program Festivities by the Department of Human Resources.
Lt Governor will continue their site visits of government projects around Manu’a. It will be concluded with Movie Night in collaboration between the Department of Youth and Women Affairs and the Development Bank of American Samoa.
Entertainment in the villages of Manu’a will be on Saturday, whereas Manu’a church choirs and youth groups will have an evening of performances featuring the Petesa-uta Band and youth.
The Manu’a Cession Day church service will be held Sunday at Ta’u, and on Monday is the flag-raising ceremony and parade.
There will be an ava ceremony early in the morning before the official flag-raising. Reverend Elder Tusi Seanoa will deliver the invocation; Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga will give an address, and a district representative is also on the program to give remarks.
The Manu'a Cession Day, Sunday, July 16, 2023, will be observed as a holiday in American Samoa on Monday, July 17, 2023.
Governor encourages everyone to take time this weekend to celebrate 119 years of union with the United States of America.