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Independence Day celebrations in Samoa typically include various cultural and traditional activities. The festivities often begin with a flag-raising ceremony, where the Samoan flag is hoisted in honour of the nation’s independence. This is followed by parades, music performances, dance competitions, traditional sports, and feasting.

The celebration showcases Samoan culture, including traditional attire, music, dances like the Siva Samoa, and displays of traditional skills such as weaving and carving. Many Samoans living abroad return to Samoa to join in the festivities, making it a joyous and vibrant occasion for the entire nation.