Government offices were closed on Monday to celebrate Manu'a Cession Day. The Manu'a Islands are composed of Ofu, Olosega and Ta'u. The Cession Day marks the Islands' birthday (they are 103 this year). While the islands are thousands of years old, in this context, by birthday, one means the day the Chiefs of the Island ceded the their land to the United States of America. It is nice to see that people still celebrate colonialism. I properly celebrated by sitting in A/C watching TV and eating fast food for most of the day. Happy Dependence Day!