Limana Vocational Centre to celebrate diverse hidden cultures

Youth & Careers

LIMANA Vocational Centre in Port Moresby will be celebrating its annual cultural show tomorrow with the theme “celebrating diverse hidden cultures”.
Limana events coordinator Elizabeth Maraga told The National that the show would be part of Independence Day celebrations.
“There will be a flag-raising ceremony in the morning followed by traditional dances and other activities,” she said.
Maraga said the purpose of the cultural show was to ensure that students valued their culture.
She said modern technology was increasing and the students were spending time on mobile phones and so they wanted to emphasise more on the importance of traditions and cultures.
“Apart from teaching them the skills of hospitality here at Limana, we tell them that they also need to learn and appreciate their culture and be true Papua New Guineans,” Maraga said. Pastoral vicar for Port Moresby Archdiocese Fr John Vilio will be the guest of honour at the cultural show.
Maraga said 10 traditional groups were confirmed to perform at the show.
Four of the groups are from Southern region and Highlands, Mamose and New Guinea Islands will be represented by two groups each.
“Apart from traditional dances, there will be a traditional parade where representatives from each group will explain or talk about their traditional attires, designs, dance patterns and others,” Maraga said.

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