National Mask & Warwagira Festival

Islands Region
Takubar Sports Ground, Kokopo, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Contact Info
The National Mask & Warwagira Festival steering committee

10TH TO 14TH JULY, 2024

The National Mask & Warwagira Festival promotes the unique mask cultures of East New Britain Province.

The Festival is an extravaganza of cultural dancing, ritual performance, story-telling and exchange – with a variety of arts and crafts on display.

The 2024 National Mask & Warwagira Festival is a cultural tribute to the people of East New Britain – the Tolai, Baining and Pomio.

The first day of the festival will include the ‘Kinavai’ – the arrival of the Tolai ‘Tubuans’ and ‘Duk-Duks’ at dawn.  Witness the traditional Tolai shell money exchanges that mark the opening of the festival.

At night visit the Baining people who live in the mountains and watch in amazement as men perform harrowing dances through blazing fires.


For further information contact the National Mask & Warwagira Festival Committee:  

Email or Phone +675 7307-5124 

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