White Sunday around the world in 2021

White Sunday around the world in 2021
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  Dates of White Sunday around the world
2022 American SamoaOct 9
American Samoa Sun, Oct 9National Holiday
2021 American SamoaOct 10
American Samoa Sun, Oct 10National Holiday
2020 American SamoaOct 11
American Samoa Sun, Oct 11National Holiday
2019 American SamoaOct 13
American Samoa Sun, Oct 13National Holiday
A religious day dedicated to the children of American Samoa
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About White Sunday

This holiday is always observed on the second Sunday in October. 

White Sunday is a day when youngsters are especially celebrated by their parents and their communities in Samoan congregations around the world. In nearby Samoa, the day after White Sunday is a public holiday called Lotu a Tamaiti Holiday.

Did you know?

As American Samoa and Samoa are on different sides of the International Dateline, they share similar names but are a day apart. This means White Sunday in American Samoa happens at the same time as White Monday (Lotu a Tamaiti) in Samoa!

In American Samoa, the second Monday in October is already a public holiday for Columbus Day.

The tradition of White Sunday was brought to the islands by Christian missionaries in the 19th century and has become a special holiday, when children are treated from getting new outfits to being allowed their favorite food during family toana'i (Sunday meal).

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