Congratulations and Blessings Nanumea!

As all Nanumeans know, January 8th marks the annual festival devoted to Tefolaha, founder of Nanumean society.  The celebration embodies Nanumean identity, and also commemorates the decision Nanumeans made in 1922 to be a Christian community.   The “Day of Tefolaha”, Po o Tefolaha, will be celebrated widely on the evening of Friday, 9th January, starting with a church service, and followed by an exuberant all-night festive faatele dance.  A special feature during the faatele are “solo” processions up to a table to donate coins and other cash toward the maintenance of the church premises.  The faatele usually goes on until dawn, although many small children will be asleep on mats around the hall well before that.

Fanau Nanumea – Manuia Po Lahi, te Tauhaga fou, te Fulihaga Fou, mo te Po tenei o Tefolaha, tagata muamua o Nanumea!

Kiti mo Ane, Nonu, Kilea, mo Tavita ikonei i Oregon

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5 responses to “Congratulations and Blessings Nanumea!

  1. Koia koia, luegina ke aoina.

    Fakafetai kia Popeieta mo ata a ia mai Kiribati e uiga kite lotou Aso Pati. Tela, ko lavea atu ai nisi ata o taina kona e poutuu mai mo kaapa-pulumakau. E he tioa la o he lavea a foliga o Memu mo Taumafai i Nanumea me ko noho tuu mai i Kiribati. Alofa atu mai konei .

    Ke ola te fale e, Kiti mo Ane.

  2. kia Lavega Filipine
    koa fakaoko atu oku tagi mo aku fakamafanafanaaga mote moe filemu ote tamana ko Lototele
    kote Atua e mafanafana ai ttou

  3. Kia Edwin Tine…
    Talofa au ko leva ne meli atu kae ka heai loa hau tali kia te aku… fakamolemole meli mai io me hokotaki mai kite napa foou ote TMTI (Amatuku)
    ko faitala ai taua fakalei..
    Alofaaga mo koe ite tauhaga fou 2010…
    manuia te tauhaga foou

  4. Edwin Tine
    fakamolemole hokotaki mai kite TMTI (Amatuku) ite napa (688) 20039 toku email: wilsonpkaea@gmail.com

  5. I want to learn more about Tuvalu language, I still surprise to find your page. I just want to pass my hullo to Secelo Manuella in Nanumea. I knew them very well both with his father Manuella, because I saw them on Banaba
    also Dr Tiliga I saw him with a kaumaile. Dr Tiliga pulled out my decayed tooth in Bairiki Tarawa, this when I was 10 years of age when this doctor looked so handsome. Blessed all of them. I knew Popeieta and Lefulefu very well. We are all in the same church The Church of Jesus Christ of the
    Latter Day Saints.

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