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Samoan People and Culture in Hawaii

Information the Samoan ethnic group in Hawaii, including when and why they arrived in Hawaii and their contributions to Hawaiian culture.

Samoan Events in Hawaii

Samoa Hawaii Flag Day Celebration

This annual event takes place on the second Saturday of August at Keehi Lagoon Park and it features a song festival, a song and dance group competition, a cricket tournament, traditional Samoan games, canoe races, cultural workshops, demonstrations, and other activities.

PCC World Fire Knife Competition
Annual Fire Knife Dancing Contest at the Polynesian Cultural Center on the northeast side of Oahu Island.

PCC Samoan Festival
The Annual Samoan Festival at Northeast Oahu's Polynesian Cultural Center includes the above World Fire Knife Competition and a high school Samoan arts and traditional customs competition featuring skills such as basket weaving, coconut husking, fire making, speech making, singing, and dancing.

More About Samoan Culture in Hawaii

Samoan Churches in Hawaii
Where to find Samoan churches in Hawaii on Oahu Island and Hawaii Island.

Honorary Consulate of Samoa in Hawaii
94-537 Waipahu Street
Waipahu, Central Oahu, Hawaii 96797
Phone: 808-677 7197
Fax: 808-523-2928

Samoan Village at the Polynesian Cultural Center
One of the villages at the Polynesian Cultural Center's outdoor museum is a replica of a traditional Samoan village.

Samoan Head of State Spotlights Indigenous Spirituality
Article in the Ka Wai Ola Newspaper of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Samoan Culture is on Fire in Hawaii
Article about Hawaii's World Fireknife Competition written by Jeanne Cooper and published by the San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper in October of 2007.

Samoans in Hawaii: A Bibliography (PDF)
These materials related to Samoans in Hawaii are available in the Hawaii and Pacific Section of the Hawaii State Library at 478 South King Street in the historic capitol district of Downtown Honolulu.

Samoan Immigration to Hawaii
Articles and information about Samoan immigration to Hawaii.

See also:
- Other Ethnic Groups to Hawaii
- Immigration to Hawaii

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