This day is significantly marked with celebrations and festivities around Papua New Guinea. As around the nation Bougainville celebrates with a flag raising ceremony and festivities including cultural and contemporary dancing, choir singing, bamboo bands, live bands and string band music.
Bougainville cocoa is the single source for the prized Jasper & Myrtle's Nunu Chocolates and Paradise Food's Queen Emma Bougainville Chocolate. The Nunu Chocolate Black Opal won the 2017 Gold Medal at the Academy of Chocolate Awards in London while the Nunu Chocolate Twilight won the 2017 Gold Medal at the Australian Foods Awards.
This event brings together cocoa farmers, chocolatiers, industry representatives and government officials to network and discuss market access and share improved farming and processing techniques. Also sample the delicious chocolate made from Bougainville’s finest cacao beans. Discover Bougainville through this rich chocolate experience!
Venue: Tubiana Beach Front (Ka’amuri Cultural Park)
- Cultural Performances including Kaur Music and Dance, Dramatizing of Legends, Siriroi (Women singing songs regarding the Referendum) and Tsigul Groups
- Arts & Crafts Displays including Wakunai Bows and Arrows, Carvings and Weavers Displays
- Live Bands/Contemporary Bougainville Music
Discover Bougainville through this unique cultural experience!
The Bougainville Chocolate Festival brings together cocoa farmers and stakeholders from across Bougainville as well as international industry stakeholders and chocolatiers. Come and attend this exclusive event to experience first-hand the rich and pure taste of Bougainville’s own locally produced chocolate!
For more information see www.bougainvillechocolatefestival.com.