Tumbuna Festival

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Genre : Festival | Mount-Hagen - Highlands

From wednesday 20 to sunday 31 may 2015

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Principal country concerned : Column : Dance, Heritage, Arts and crafts

Tumbuna is the Tok Pisin (local language) word for ancestors. The Tumbuna Festival is a grand celebration of culture and tradition held annually in the beautiful Paiyagona Valley, a 45 minute drive from Mount Hagen. Discover the local traditions with a colorful extravaganza of traditional dress, dancing and singing by local tribes. The show is attended by over 300 tribesmen and women from more than 15 different tribes in the highlands and coastal areas of the mainland. The unique opportunity to witness, the ways of the local people as well as meet tribal elders and hear their stories of the taim bilong timbuna, the time of the ancestors. Explore other areas of Papua New Guinea, including Mount Hagen, the Tari Valley, and rarely-visited villages from the Sepik River.

Source : Journeys International and Symbiosis Travel


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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