Banks are usually open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday (some branches open Saturday between 8.30am and 12.30pm). Shops usually operate from 8am to 4.30pm on weekdays and from 8am to noon on Saturday, though kiosks and convenience stores keep longer hours. Eateries serve breakfast and lunch between 8am and 4pm, and dinner from 6pm to around 10pm. Bars in the main towns often open for drinking around lunchtime and tend to point patrons to the front door at midnight. Government offices open from 8am to 4.30pm.
On Sunday, almost everything is closed, although ripples of activity appear in the evening. Markets normally get under way by about 6am; the Maketi Fou in Apia is active more or less 24 hours a day.
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