Happy 45th Independence Day for Papua New Guinea

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HAPPY Independence Day for Papua New Guinea, with the nation celebrating 45 years of being free from colonial rule.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY To The Independent State of PAPUA NEW GUINEA🇵🇬🇵🇬🇵🇬🇵🇬🎂🎂🎂🎂🎉🎊🎈 September 16th 1975 – 2020 Wishing all my Papua New Guinean friends and wantoks across the country and abroad including all KUNDU Missions & Posts world wide a very; Happy 45th Independence Anniversary Celebrations! 🇵🇬🎂🎇🎉🎊🎈🍾🥂🍻🍷 One People, One Country, One Nation God Bless Papua New Guinea 🙏😇🇵🇬 Greetings from Jayapura, Indonesia ❤️🖤💛 Safe Celebrations olgeta…🇵🇬🎂🍾🥂🍻🍷🎇🎉🎊🎈 (Foto Pribadi Febbie Joku, Staf Kantor Konsulat General Papua New Guinea di Jayapura)
JAYAPURA (LINTAS PAPUA) –  On September 16, 1975, Papua New Guinea gained full independence from Australia, with Michael Somare becoming the country’s first prime minister. Despite its separation from Australia, Papua New Guinea remains part of the Commonwealth.
Independence Day is usually celebrated with flag raising ceremonies, open air music, dances, markets, and fireworks. The national colours of gold, red and black feature prominently in the streets, shops, homes and clothes.
However, during this year of the pandemic, there will not be the usual crowds and social gatherings.
Ilustrasi Keceriaan Warga Jayapura dan Masyarakat Papua New Giunea, bersama dalam perayaan HUT Kemerdekaan Papua New Guinea di Kota Jayapura beberapa waktu lalu. ( LintasPapua.com)
Ilustrasi Kepala Biro Perbatasan dan Kerja Sama Luar Negeri Provinsi Papua, Suzana Wanggai (baju putih kanan), bersama , Susana Senandi dan Betty Koirewa, ketiga Perempuan Papua yang ikut dengan berbagai kapasitas merayakan bersama HUT 42 Tahun Kemerdekaan Papua New Guinea (PNG) di Angkasa Kota Jayapura tahun 2017 lalu. (lintaspapua.com)

Papua New Guinea (istimewa’)
Prime Minister, James Marape said that traditional public and big-scale celebrations associated with Independence Day have been cancelled.
The event will have “scaled-down symbolic” activities around the country, Marape said.
“We can still celebrate but not in the usual way,” he said.

Marape said the usual funding for the celebrations to districts and provinces had been cancelled as the economy was struggling.  “We are prioritising other areas,” he said. (Disadur Ulang Dari https://www.pngreport.com/government/news/1395117/happy-45th-independence-day-png)

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