When the Bells Toll
Sa means sacred in Samoan. Each evening in the villages, including ours, bells are rung to inform people it is time for a moment to slow down and show respect. Many people use this time to say prayers. People sit quietly for the 15-20 minutes of Sa each evening. The bells are rung again to announce Sa is finished. Driving is allowed through most villages, but walking is discouraged during Sa so if you are not in your car, just stay where you are or find a shady place to sit for a few minutes.