Check the list of Samoan public holidays 2015 declared by Samoan Government.
- The following dates are observed as public holidays in Samoan.
- Check dates in year 2015 for New Year’s Day, Day After New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Mother’s Day, Indepandence Day, Father’s Day, White Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day Holiday Samoan.
|Samoan Public Holidays 2015|
|1||January||1||Thursday||New Year’s Day|
|2||January||2||Friday||Day After New Year’s Day|
|4||April||4||Saturday||Day After Good Friday|
Public Holidays Act 2008(PHA2008) Stipulates that a SHOP may open during any Public Holiday as listed above or the any declarations by the Head of State On the advice of Cabinet from time to time. Schools and places of employment shall be closed for all operations shall be closed for all operations except the ‘exemped service’ as outlined in the PHA2008.
|New Year’s Day|
|New Year’s Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar. New Year’s Day is probably the world’s most
celebrated public holiday.
|Good Friday is a religious holiday. It observed primarily by Christians, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the last term properly refers to the Friday in Easter week.|
|Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday. It is celebrated as a holiday in some largely Christian cultures, especially Catholic and Eastern Christian cultures. Events include egg rolling competitions and, in predominantly Roman Catholic countries, dousing other people with water which traditionally had been blessed with holy water the day before at Easter Sunday Mass and carried home to bless the house and food.|
|An Independence Day is an annual event commemorating the anniversary of a nation’s assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a group or part of another nation or state; more rarely after the end of a military occupation.|
|White Sunday is a holiday in Samoa, falling on the second Sunday in October. It is a day for parents and communities to acknowledge and celebrate childhood by hosting special programs during church services which include scriptural recitations (“tauloto”), Biblical story reenactments, and creative dance performances. Children receive gifts (often new clothing and/or school supplies) on White Sunday and are allowed privileges normally reserved for elders, such as being the first to be served food at family meal time.|
|Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December by billions of people around the world.|
|Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box”, from their bosses or employers.|