Fa'asamoa - Follow the Samoan Way
The Samoan culture is Polynesia's oldest. It is believed that, the first people on the Samoan Islands came by sea from southwest Asia some 3,000 years ago. Over the centuries, distinct cultural traits emerged that we now call fa'asamoa (fah-ah-SAH-mo-ah). Whether you are a guest or simply passing through a village, please observe these customs as a sign of respect.
Follow the Samoan Way:
Did You Know?
The local kingfisher of Samoa, the collared kingfisher, very seldom preys on fishes. Insects are its principal food and it can often be seen perched in a tree or on a tlelphone wire scanning the ground for insects.