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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