The following text is for questions 5 to 9.
Papua typical festival has its roots in the
beliefs of local tribes that the war not only conflict of power and interest,
but also a symbol of fertility and prosperity. Since 20 years ago, local
governments have stressed the importance of peace between the tribes who fought
to prevent revenge and continued loss of life. So Baliem Festival is an event
that was held to replace the war between the tribes.
The name Baliem comes from the name of a valley
in the central highlands’ of Papua, Baliem valley. The valley is inhabited by
three main tribes: the Dani, the Yali, and the Lani.
As you may have guessed, the main event is a
war between tribes. However, unlike the tribal wars in the past, Baliem
festival is full of peaceful faces and brings joy and fun to the people who
attend it. Imagine more than 20 different tribes each with 30 to 50 people
wearing traditional clothing and bringing traditional weapons, such as spears,
bows, arrows, and machetes. There are also performances and other interesting
attractions, traditional games, as well as delicious local cuisines.
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