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Dressed in her White Sunday finery, a young member of the extended Lagavale family is happy that church services are over. White Sunday (also called Children's Day), is celebrated on the second Sunday of October each year. In this tradition brought to Western Samoa 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. The Lagavale family lives in a 720-square-foot tin-roofed open-air house with a detached cookhouse in Poutasi Village, Western Samoa. Material World Project.

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Dressed in her White Sunday finery, a young member of the extended Lagavale family is happy that church services are over. White Sunday (also called Children's Day), is celebrated on the second Sunday of October each year. In this tradition brought to Western Samoa 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. The Lagavale family lives in a 720-square-foot tin-roofed open-air house with a detached cookhouse in Poutasi Village, Western Samoa. Material World Project.