Irian Jaya : Baliem Valley

BALIEM VALLEY FESTIVAL

 

Baliem festival is the main even festival held in August (generally between 9 -14 August). The highlight of the festival is the mock tribal fighting where men from villages dress up in full traditional custom (regalia). The festival also feature plenty of traditional dancing, as well as Dani music. Feats of pigs cooked using hot rock, pig races, flower festival, exhibitions of traditional archery are also an integral part.

 

 

 

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