Papua New Guinea
Holidays & Observances in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea is an island country in the pacific. It has been occupied by many countries, most recently Australia. The Europeans occupied different parts of the country at different times, bringing with them their western lifestyle and Christian religion. Despite colonial influence, Papua New Guinea has managed to maintain most of its original personality. It is broken up into a large number of cultural groups speaking over 700 different languages. Christianity has had a great influence on the country, now claiming most of the population, but many people still honor their indigenous beliefs in some way. Because it is so diverse, the celebrations in Papua New Guinea are not celebrated in any one way. Each group of people celebrates differently.