Kenu and Kundu festival underway in Milne Bay

The 13th National Kenu and Kundu Festival kicked off on Friday in Alotau, Milne Bay Province.

Minister for Tourism, Tobias Kulang officially opened the weekend’s festivities by presenting a cheque of K50, 000 for the festival celebrations.

More than a thousand people attended the first day of the Kenu and Kundu Festival.

A flight with 42 people on board also flew in straight from Brisbane to witness the festival.

Apart from the Minister for Tourism, other MP’s like Steven Davis, Gordon Wesley and Governor Titus Philemon also made guest appearances at the festival.

Entertainments included some Chinese Lion Dances, Hula hoop/ Fijian gospel musicians, local string bands, exhibitions of different ethnic groups and cultural dances.

Also at the festival, show booths and stalls from different companies and organizations like Ela Motors, BSP, Post-Courier, SP Brewery, Lae Snax Tigers as well as Digicel were put up on display.

The Kenu and Kundu Festival is Milne Bay’s biggest cultural event held annually on the 4th to the 6th of November.

The festival has grown form strength to strength, edging Milne Bay Province to the forefront of tourism in Papua New Guinea.

Pictures by: Quintina Naime 

Annette Kora