NZ Samoan Language Week

The theme for Samoan Language Week 2020 is Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga’ which in English means ‘Prepare yourself a gift for your travels’.

This year’s theme urges us to prepare for the journey ahead. It highlights the need to honour, respect and share the gifts of our life’s journey.

As Pacific Peoples when we prepare for travel, we take our traditions with us, allowing us to share our ōso (gifts/food) with everyone we meet along the way. And with these gifts we build, nurture and strengthen our language, culture and identity.

Celebrate Samoa Language week on Sunday, 24 May 2020 – Saturday, 30 May 2020

h/t – Ministry of Pacific Peoples (NZ).