Jayawijaya Regency Intensively Promotes the 2019 Baliem Valley Cultural Festival

Jayawijaya Regency’s Culture and Tourism Agency (Papua) continues to intensely promote the 30th Baliem Valley Cultural Festival (FBLB) in 2019

“Preparations for the implementation of this FBLB are generally promoted first, and we continue to intensify our promotion,” Head of Jayawijaya Regency Culture and Tourism Office Alpius Wetipo said when he was confirmed from Jayapura on Tuesday.

According to him, on July 20-22, 2019 his party had already promoted in Jakarta. While the preparation at the festival location reached 90 percent.

In addition to promotion, he said, his party cooperated with other parties to prepare FBLB. Various parties are ready to support the implementation of this momentum.

“This is also thanks to the encouragement from the Ministry of Tourism because the Baliem Valley Festival is also one of the best events in Indonesia at the Ministry of Tourism,” he said.

Alpius said in principle his party was ready to carry out this annual momentum. The opening of the festival will be held on August 7, 2019.

After the opening, according to him, the Regent of Jayawijaya plans to bring invited guests to surround the attractions in this district. Transportation was prepared by the Jayawijaya Regency Government in this case the local Transportation Agency.

“This festival will take place from 7 to 10 August 2019 in Walesi District, Jayawijay Regency, where the carnival will be held on 10 August,” he said.

He added, the Baliem Valley Festival is devoted to Balinese culture. But the carnival for the archipelago will be held in Wamena City, Jayawijaya Regency, all the communities in Wamena will perform their dances according to their culture.

The Baliem Valley Cultural Festival held since 1989 is still ongoing. The 30 years of cultural performances have unwittingly made many positive impacts on Papua. The festival is now a Papuan Tourism Icon in the eyes of the world.

A number of events that will be presented at this festival are the festival market, festival campus, and festival village. Furthermore, the colossal dance tells the traces of the dani tribe civilization as a world heritage. The parade by Jayawijaya Regional Police Chief AKBP Tony Ananda.

A record breaking of a giant 30-meter-tall Noken Muri. Baliem Night Market which exhibits typical Balinese culinary products in front of the Jayawijaya Regent’s Office during the festival.

The competition consisted of five theme war shows, five themes of traditional dance performances, weaving noken dowry (champion noken results will be auctioned), making noken clothes (the winning noken will be auctioned) and blowing pikon.

The carnival of the archipelago’s cultural parade by all the people of Jayawijaya Regency starts from kindergarten, elementary, middle school, high school, college, community, and local government.

Source: Antara

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