Is one of the more amazing cultural celebrations in the Solomon Islands.
Every year, on the island of Santa Catalina, locals celebrate the lunar new year with the festival of Wogasia. It is more commonly known as: The Spear Fighting Festival.
Hundreds of spear fighters face each other on the shallows of the sea and hurl a spear as far as they can throw it as a sign of the ending of tensions and the beginning of a peaceful new year.
A friend of SIBC was at the festival, which took place over the weekend, and took these amazing pictures.