COLOURFUL OPENING OF MACFEST
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 2 July 2018
“THE sixth Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival (MACFest) officially commenced on Sunday in a dramatic showdown at the Lawson Tama stadium in Honiara.
“The program commenced with an official parade from the Honiara city council (HCC) all the way to Lawson Tama.
“Participants from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, East Timor, Australia and Taiwan were part of the parade.
“The colourful opening ceremony was also blessed with the fine and overcast weather, Sunday.
“The packed Lawson Tama was colourful with the presence of the participants who were dressed in their traditional colourful outfit as the marched into the stadium.
“Governor General Sir Frank Kabui officially declared the event opened after delivering his keynote speech.
“He reminded the participants to make use of the the opportunity to showcase their cultures and learn from each other.
“A number events have been outlined at the various locations throughout the ten days.”
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