by Marie Kauna – EMTV Online, Port Moresby
Traditional attire, and the beauty of dressing in one, is one of the most significant cultural identity many Papua New Guinean’s are proud of, and continue to promote in so many ways.
During school cultural shows, traditional singsing events, welcoming of guests during special occasions, entertainment and other special events and celebrations such as the country’s independence, people from different age groups dress up with their colorful provincial traditional attire or ‘bilas’, and celebrate.
This makes Papua New Guinea a unique diverse country with so many cultural groups, each group very unique.
Below are traditional dances from the Oro Province.
During the launching of the Community Disaster Based Risk Management Plan at Horau Hururu, Eroro and Baga communities, locals were dressed in their traditional attire, and danced to the beat of the kundu drum while they opened the launching of each community CBDRM Plan.
The local ‘singsing’ groups sang, danced and celebrated happily during the occasion.