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1 October

Palolo Rise occurs in October/November each year in Samoa.

Palolo Rise

One of the most exciting events in the nation is the annual Palolo Rise. The first Palolo rise of the year is estimated to be in mid-October.

Twice a year, summoned by the waning moonlight, the palolo reef worm rises from the coral to spawn.

Fetching a high price and regarded as a delicacy by the locals, twice a year Samoans will rise early and wait diligently before dawn with their lanterns and their nets to catch the worm spawn which floats to the surface.

The palolo is so deeply embedded in the Samoan cultural and culinary history that its short lived annual appearance during spawning is celebrated during the last quarter of the moon in October and/or November.  Come on over and enjoy this uniquely Samoan delicacy!

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