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Goroka Mask Festival

The Goroka Mask Festival Show has been held in Papua New Guinea since the mid-1950's. Around 100 tribes from the surrounding areas gather to exhibit their distinct music and dancing. The purpose of these gatherings, known as Sing-Sings, is to peacefully share traditions. Tribes demonstrate their cultural uniqueness by painting their bodies and wearing decorative costumes during this two-day celebration.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Mt. Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Camera: DMC-FZ200
Copyright: © Kathryn McFadden