15 Jun 2006

Dates set for Pacific Arts Festival in American Samoa

5:49 pm on 15 June 2006

American Samoa's Arts Festival Planning Committee has announced the dates for the

the 10th Festival of the Pacific Arts.

The executive director of the Committee, Lauti Simona, says the festival is to be held from July the 20th to August 2nd 2008.

He says the official kick off for the territory's festival preparations is planned for July 7th.

More than 6,000 people from 27 countries will converge on American Samoa for the the biggest gathering that the territory has ever hosted.

The Arts Council Planning Committee estimates it will cost 6.6 million US dollars to host the festival.