Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Postcard from the Pacific: Samoa

Samoa Islands is an archipelago covering over 3,030 km2 in the central South Pacific, forming part of Polynesia. The islands have two jurisdictions, the independent country of Samoa in the western half of the islands, and the territory of American Samoa comprising the islands to the east. 

Dancing, singing and music play a big part in Samoan culture. Samoan dance, like their music, stems from the desire to reflect every emotion through art. Siva is a Samoan word for dance. The Siva is also a particular dance performed by women using graceful hand movements to act out an everyday activity.
(left) In 2007 Samoa issued a set of 12 stamps picturing churches of Samoa. This one pictures Malua Theological College.

(right) A $2 overprinted millennium stamp. 

It took almost 17 months for this card to reach its destination. Well, Samoa is a looong way but…there is another reason. Our local mailman decided not to deliver all of the mail, but save some in his garage. He was caught recently and some days ago I received 60 postcards in my mailbox. My missing postcards since 2011! 

Thx Rod!


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