With the support of NCD Governor Powes Parkop, the Eastern Highlanders will get to celebrate the ‘NCD Eastern Highlands Ethnic Group Day’ to review their history, culture and lifestyle in harmony.
The event will see over 20-plus singsing groups from the province presenting traditional dances as well as other activities, including comedy and live band performances.
The event will be completely unique in its approach to other cultural celebrations. It will involve visitor participation in activities such as bilum making, traditional food processing and preparation, and playing of traditional games.
Morata Eastern Highlands group leader, Jerry Iniga said, all are welcome to that special day to celebrate and feel the peace and lifestyle of the “Apos” (Eastern Highlands people).
“We want people to come out and actually try their hand in traditional activities, to see the skill and activities involved and really connect with a side of culture not often promoted in cultural days,” Iniga added.
All Moresby are residents are welcome to attend, particularly those with children living a modern city life who may have lost connection with traditional cultures.
With the theme “Historical Review for Peace & Harmony”, it will be a great opportunity for all to unite in one culture and tradition.
“Or those who wish to develop a deeper appreciation for the diversity of cultures across the country,” he added.
The event is set for December 18 at the Constitutional Park, Waigani, starting at 9am and ending at 4pm.