Hiri Moale Festival, The Colourfull Traditional Dance and Voyage of Motuan
The body decorations, traditional rituals and customs and traditional dances of the local population is spectacular. You can discover each of these in the Hiri Moale Festival in Port Moresby.
There are many cultural events that take place in this city. The Hiri Moale Festival of Port Moresby is one such cultural celebration of the city.
The Hiri Moale Festival at Port Moresby is a celebration of the Motuan people of the Papuan region. The festival takes place at the Ela Beach of Port Moresby. The Hiri Moale Festival, Port Moresby is a celebration of the unique culture of the region. This culture is the renewal of the ocean voyages of the ancient days.
In ancient days the Motu Koitabu people used to travel in the direction of west in huge dugout canoes in order to trade with the Erema people. These trips were very dangerous, but the Motu Koitabu people considered this travel very significant, as this was the only way to bring food to their family so that the families could survive the severe drought in Port Moresby in those days. The return of the voyagers from the trip was the celebration of the region.
The Hiri Moale Festival marks the celebration of this trip. Though the trip is no longer existent as the region has developed in the recent times and there are several sources to over come any type of calamity. The festival is still there and people celebrate every year the Hiri Moale Festival, Port Moresby. [MapsOfWorld| TheNational]