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Lomaiviti Brings Back Culture

Reviving customs, traditions, arts and craft for our current generation is very important, says Lomaiviti Cutural Festival Committee chairperson Peni Tora. “Most children nowadays have lost touch with their culture
16 Nov 2015 10:30
Lomaiviti Brings Back Culture
People of Lomaiviti march during the Lomaiviti Cultural Festival in Suva yesterday. pic…..RAMA

Reviving customs, traditions, arts and craft for our current generation is very important, says Lomaiviti Cutural Festival Committee chairperson Peni Tora.

“Most children nowadays have lost touch with their culture and it’s a sad life,” he said.

“We have held many Lomaiviti festivals in the past and this year is unique because our woman made their handicraft and put these on display.”

Mr Tora said they had come up with the art and craft show so that the younger generation would benefit from it.

“Most of these children are well educated but they place very little importance on their own culture and having this cultural and arts display would help them learn more of their roots and their origin,” he said.

“A lot of stalls have prepared traditional food that each particular village is known for.

The festival also helps family and friends get together before they go out and enjoy the festive season,” he said.

The Lomaiviti Cutural Festival raised a total of $162,261 at the Carpenters Foreshore last Saturday.

Mr Tora said the money would be used for development within the Lomaiviti province.

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