Recently Papua New Guinea celebrated 40 years of Independence. Gorgeous Girl’s school put on celebration. The kids dressed in traditional costumes from the various regions around Papua New Guinea.
Gorgeous Girl was in the group from Manus Island. They practiced their dances for a few weeks and costumes were supplied.
We supplemented her costume with some shell necklaces.
The local ladies set up shop outside the school gates (shop consists of a cloth on the ground spread with their wares) knowing that the school has these celebrations.
One of the older classes made paper mache mud men masks.
The staff had the authentic masks.
These following ones aren’t the best pictures I took, but they do show a sense of the day without showing the faces of other people’s children.