The extended Lagavale family, dressed in their Sunday best for the White Sunday holiday church services, pose for the camera in front of their house in Poutasi Village, Western Samoa. White Sunday (also called Children's Day), is celebrated on the second Sunday of October each year. In this tradition brought to the island by the London Missionary Society, the children receive new clothes and gifts, and festive games are played. Most attend church services and then gather for family feasts that feature foods like pork, taro, and coconuts. Published in Material World, pages 174-175.
- ©1994 Peter Menzel www.menzelphoto.com Material World
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