Saturday, 20 August 2016

Exotic Mt. Hagen Cultural Festival - bringing together various tribes from the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

EVERY year in the month of August, tribes in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and around the country gather to celebrate their ancestral traditional cultural heritage with singing and dancing at the Mt Hagen Cultural Show. It is one of the most extraordinary sights ever witnessed by international visitors. Hundreds of tribesmen and women parade to showcase their diversified cultures and beautiful traditional dresses.

The Hagen Show was first staged in 1961 before PNG’s Independence as an event to unify tribes.

Local entertainers from the modern music scene were performed during the show.  Arts and crafts were also displayed.

Mount Hagen Show brings together sing-sing groups from all over the country in an amazing conglomeration of colour, beauty and culture.

Sing-sing is a gathering of a few tribes in Papua New Guinea. People arrive to show their divergent culture, dance and music. Intend of these gatherings is to peacefully share their traditions. Villagers paint and decorate themselves for sing-sings.

The photo collections below are some of the scenes from the Mt. Hagen Cultural Show 2016.

Happy viewing.

Cultural dancers from Tambul. 
Welda women from Mt. Hagen.

A man Jiwaka Province.

Huli Wigmen from Tari - Hela Province.

Tribal group from Nebilyer valley.

Gaim Engwal's Kuru-ware cultural group from Tambul.

Welda women from Hagen Central.

Sili-muli girls from Wabag.

A masked man at the show 2016.

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