Papua New Guinea Festivals & Culture 2019

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Papua New Guinea
Festivals & Culture

July 10-12, 2019
National Mask Festival & Warwagira

The National Mask Festival & Warwagira promotes
the unique mask cultures
of East New Britain Province.
The Festival is an extravaganza of cultural dancing,
ritual performance, story-telling and exchange
– with a variety of arts and crafts on display.
The 2019 National Mask Festival & Warwagira will mark
the 25th anniversary of the event.

The festival is a cultural tribute to the people of East New Britain
– the Tolai, Baining and Sulka.


August 5-7, 2019
Sepik River Crocodile & Arts Festival

The Sepik River Crocodile and Arts Festival is a three-day cultural celebration staged annually in Ambunti, East Sepik Province.
The festival highlights the crocodile and its cultural significance to the communities living along the Sepik River.


August 9-11, 2019
Enga Cultural Show

Visitors will be privileged to see a spectacular display of culture unique to Enga,
especially the amazing Sili Muli dancers with their iconic black-painted faces and unique headdresses.
Discover the best of Enga culture at this exciting show.


August 17-18, 2019
Mt Hagen Show

Tribes from all over the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea and other neighboring provinces from the Highlands region will gather in the township of Mt. Hagen to put on exciting cultural performances involving traditional dances, singing and ritual – rivaling that of the Goroka Show.
The Hagen Show was first staged in 1961 before PNG’s Independence as an event to unify tribes.


September 14-16, 2019
Goroka Show

The Goroka show is a unique and fascinating cultural event featuring more than 800 tribal participants and sing sing groups from all over the country gathering to show case their erred dance rituals such as the Asaro mudmen and ethnic tribal dances.


October 12-13, 2019
Morobe Show

The Morobe Show is hosted by the Morobe Provincial Agricultural Society and showcases the various agricultural, industrial and commercial features of the Morobe Province. The event also showcases the incredible cultural variety of Morobe, home to Papua New Guinea’s second largest city of Lae.



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