Story: Cook Islanders

White Sunday, Porirua

White Sunday, Porirua

Many Cook Islanders attend church on Sundays. Certain Sundays are termed White Sunday, as all members of the congregation are decked out in white. Hat wearing is mandatory for women of the Cook Islands Christian Church.

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Carl Walrond, 'Cook Islanders - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3747/white-sunday-porirua (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015