Honolulu –Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui met with President and High Chief Alo Lupeomastasila F.A. Williams and its members in the Lieutenant Governor’s ceremony room to as Lieutenant Governor and Governor proclaimed July 11 to 13, 2013 as Samoan Flag Day.
The ceremony was a spirited and lively set of performances, chants, and ritual traditions that celebrated Samoan song, dance, sports, and education on Samoan culture.
Samoan Flag day commemorates the 113th anniversary of the raising of the American flag over the Territory of American Samoa on April 17, 1900, and the 48th anniversary of the ATOA-O-ALI’I celebrating the event in Hawaii with the community. Samoan Flag Day reaffirms the ties of friendship, culture and mutual esteem felt between the people of Hawaii and Samoa.