Baining Fire Dance

East New Britain Province of Papua New Guinea

 

The Baining Fire Dance is a sacred ceremony unique to the Baining people living in East New Britain Province of Papua New Guinea.

The Baining Fire Dances are performed only on special occasions such as the male initiation, and were traditionally reserved only for men. For the occasion of the fire dance, the initiated young boys, wearing giant stunning masks, dance barefoot on fire under the hypnotising chanting and bamboo thumping. The dances start at dusk and go on all night.

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TRIBES OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA


Chimbu Tribes

Chimbu Tribes

Eastern Highlands Tribes

Eastern Highlands Tribes

Enga Tribes

Enga Tribes

Foi Tribe

Foi Tribe

Hewa Tribe

Hewa Tribe

Huli Tribe

Huli Tribe

Kalam Tribes

Kalam Tribes

Kaluli Tribe

Kaluli Tribe

Maprik Tribes

Maprik Tribes

Sepik Tribes

Sepik Tribes

Tambul Tribes

Tambul Tribes

Western Highlands and Jiwaka Tribes

Western Highlands and Jiwaka Tribes

FESTIVALS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA


Gulf Mask Festival

Gulf Mask Festival

Bougainville Reeds Festival

Bougainville Reeds Festival

Baining Fire Dance

Baining Fire Dance

National Mask Festival

National Mask Festival

Enga Cultural Show

Enga Cultural Show

Sepik River Crocodile Festival

Sepik River Crocodile Festival

Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture

Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture


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