Feast of celebrations for POM residents

Port Moresby residents were treated to a feast of celebrations today to mark the country’s 43rd anniversary.

Live bands, traditional dances and singsing, artefacts and food display were featured throughout the day.

The streets of the nation’s capital were a sea of black, red and gold as residents flocked into the designated venues to be part of the nationwide celebrations.

While Port Moresby’s main independence celebration venue; the Paga Ring road, was quiet with families out and about winding down the long weekend, Unagi Oval and Jack Pidik were very much alive and buzzing with activities.

Both venues were packed to capacity.

Residents who couldn’t resist the upbeat tempo of the live band and music joined in the fun and danced to their heart’s content.

Celebrations will continue until 5pm where a special parachute performance and fireworks will end celebrations.

Residents expressed satisfaction and described this year’s celebrations as one to remember.

Carolyn Ure