Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Childrens Day/ Fakame!

May is a very special month in Tonga to celebrate the family. Childrens Day, then Mothers Day, then Fathers Day all in a row - they like to do it all in one month.

So we start celebrating on the first Sunday of May with "Fakame" the childrens special day. Children go to church dressed in white and all kinds of special cultural decorations. Their Mothers busily prepare these decorations throughout the year, and it is breathtaking to see what their loving hands can sew.

When the kids come to the curch they do a special program for the church,and they all sing songs and recite verses. It is the most adorable day of the year.

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