Public holidays in Samoa

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Date English Name Local Name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day
January 2 Day after New Year's Day
The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday
First Sunday after the first full moon since the vernal equinox Easter Sunday
The day after Easter Sunday Easter Monday
April 25 Anzac Day
First Monday in May Mothers' Day[1]
June 1 Independence Day Celebrations include speeches and fautasi races.[1]
First Monday in August Labour Day[1]
Second Sunday in October White Sunday Children lead services in church, wear white clothes and have the place of honor in various circumstances.[1]
Second Monday in October Lotu a Tamaiti Day after White Sunday, no school for children.[1]
First Friday in November Arbor Day
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day


Some of the dates listed are no public holidays anymore (e.g. Labor Day) and others are missing (e.g. Father's Day). Some holidays seem to be decided upon yearly by the government.


  1. ^ a b c d e Stalcup, Ann (May 2002). "Holidays Galore". Faces. 18 (9): 22. Retrieved 8 November 2017 – via EBSCOhost.