With its rugged beauty, mystical tribes and a spectacular cultural show, the Highlands have it all. In recent years Tribal shows has become a major attraction for both national and international tourists and remains the largest cultural event in Papua New Guinea.
The Goroka Show is a well-known tribal gathering and cultural event in Papua New Guinea. It held every year close to the country's Independence Day (16 September) in the town of Goroka, Eastern Highlands province.
Unlike many tribes, The Huli Wigmen of Tari (Hela province) performs their rituals, costume and dance pay homage to the environment in particular the stunning birds of paradise.
Asaro mudmen costume comprises of white body clay, long bamboo claw and thick, ghostly mask made from dried clay. The costume believe to scare off an enemy tribe, the strategy proved to be highly successful.
Perhaps the most famous cultural show in Papua New Guinea and held every August 17-19, Mount Hagen show brings together sing-sing tribal groups from all over the country in an amazing conglomeration of colour, beauty and variety of culture represented in turn reflecting the diversity of Papua New Guinea's landscapes.
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