Welcome to the home of information on the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts, Solomon Islands 2012 including official updates and news. The idea of a Festival of Pacific Arts was conceived by the Conference of the South Pacific Commission (now the Pacific Community) in an attempt to combat the erosion of traditional customary practices. Since 1972, delegations from 27 Pacific Island Countries and Territories have come together to share and exchange their cultures at each Pacific Arts Festival.
The 27 participating Pacific island countries and territories include: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Easter Island, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.
The festival is recognized as a major international cultural event, and is the largest gathering in which Pacific peoples unite to gain respect for and appreciation of one another within the context of the changing Pacific.
21st January , 2012
TWO festival rest huts are constructed at the Henderson international airport area.
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Check back soon for important official Festival of Pacific Arts in Solomon Islands updates for those anticipating to come visit and explore Honiara and our great country making this Solomons' largest tourism event ever.