The beautiful clear waters of Faleasao, Manu’a.
Olosega Island at night time, Manu’a, American Samoa.
A view of the Tamatupu Ridge from the Asaga Bridge in Manu’a, American Samoa. Look at that clear, blue, and clean waters. So ah beautiful. :)
Tamatupu Ridge on Ofu Island, Manu’a in American Samoa. Beautiful view from the waters.
Hmmm, plenty of fish from the waters of Ofu, Manu’a in American Samoa.
Beautiful beach in Ofu, Manu’a-American Samoa.
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Samoan culture - The Ifoga
The Samoan Culture has strict ways of showing respect to one another, and the ifoga is perhaps the best example of the severity of atoning for one’s wrongdoing. The ifoga is a ritual apology where the offending party demonstrates remorse by begging for forgiveness.
An ifoga can take place between individuals, families or even thewhole village. Mere apology may not be considered a big deal, but an apology with an ie-toga gives formality and sincerity of the occasion because of the importance of its value.
the offender and the village high chief rises in the earliest morning… long before the sun, than quietly without any kind of prompt or announcement makes their way to the village; carrying with them the finest of fine mats considered the highest value in Samoan culture.
The offender or the high chief would then cover himself with the very finest mat sitting in front of the family’s house or at the open space where major village functions take place. They would wait for hours in a very heating temperature or in the rain, for the chief of the victim’s village to incentive to their apology. Usually on the sand, dirt or on the sharp coral rocks that decorate the front of many houses in Samoa; he kneels and bows down to the ground, covering himself completely with the fine mats he has brought with him. He will stay with no food, water and in the heated temperature or pouring rain for as long as it takes for his apology to be accepted.
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