NIUE TAKES WEEK FOR PRAYER, UNITY

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ALOFI, Niue (Niue News, Jan. 3) – Peace and unity are the emphasis on Niue this week as residents take part in the traditional New Year Prayer Week.

The Ekalesia Niue village churches are conducting daily services until Friday.

The theme this year is "Peace Unity and Solidarity."

During this week traditional takai - round the island - festivities also take place.

Groups decorate buses, cars and motorcycles and make the 60 kilometer round the island trip celebrating the new year.

Most government services will resume next week.

January 4, 2005

Niue News: http://www.niuenews.nu/

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