The Tongan-Auckland based protestant churches held women’s Sepitema day today Saturday.
At the Free Church of Tonga in Mangere, Auckland, women wore white clothes the normal colour for the formal occasion.
The annual event held in the month of September, hence its name, is a religious ceremony where every woman in the church stands up and answers yes when her name is called out.
It is one of the biggest events all Tongan protestant church members looked forward to during the year.
Free Church of Tonga parishioners travelled all the way down from Northland and the Bay of Plenty to attend their Septema day at their Favona headquarter in Mangere.
The President Reverend Semisi Fonua chaired the Faka-Sepitema.
A pōhiva (religious evening singing) was arranged by the church for tomorrow to mark the conclusion of the women's Sepitema ceremony.