American Samoa April 27

Flag Day

Samoa had no flags before Europeans arrived in the early 18th century, and the history of Samoan national flags in the 19th century is complex and not fully documented. In 1899 Great Britain, Germany, and the United States agreed to partition Samoa. The U.S. flag was officially hoisted over American Samoa on April 27, 1900, and remained the sole official flag for the next 60 years. Local government gradually developed and expanded to involve an increasing proportion of the Samoan population. As a result, the idea of a local flag was first discussed in the 1950s. Local leaders and the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry created the current flag based on ideas submitted by the Samoan populace. It became official on April 27, 1960, the day the first constitution of American Samoa went into effect and the 60th anniversary of the first hoisting of the U.S. flag in Samoa.


Sapa Sui

Serves 4


    • 4 ounce package of rice or cellophane noodles

    • Boiling water to cover noodles

    • 3 tablespoons peanut oil

    • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced

    • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced

    • 2 pounds of sliced beef sliced thin

    • 1 onion sliced thin

    • 1/2 small savoy cabbage sliced thin

    • 2/3 cup soy sauce

    • 1 tablespoon sugar

    • 1 teaspoon red chili peppers flakes


In a bowl cover noodles with boiling water and let sit until soft. Drain noodles, cut in about 2 inch pieces and set aside. In a stir fry pan or a big frying pan heat oil and add onions and cook until soft then add ginger, garlic and beef cook for 2 minutes, the add cabbage stir fry for 3 minutes and add soy, sugar,red peppers flakes and noodles cook until noodles are heated. Serve with crushed peanuts.

Try With:

Kava or Gruner Veltliner from Austria                    Cheers!!