Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gawai Dayak Festival 2011

Happy Gawai people. :)

Facts about gawai.

-Gawai Day or Gawai Dayak is a festival celebrated in Sarawak on 1 June every year. It is both a religious and social occasion. 

- The word Gawai means a ritual or festival whereas Dayak is a collective name for the native ethnic groups of Sarawak

-Tuak (rice wine) is brewed (at least one month before the celebration) and traditional delicacies like penganan (cakes from rice flour, sugar and coconut milk) are prepared. 

- On Gawai Eve, glutinous rice is steamed in bamboo (ngelulun pulut).

-The celebration starts on the evening of 31 May. In most Iban longhouses, it starts with a ceremony called Muai Antu Rua 

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Mitsu Kizu Zie said...

x ngabang umh kwn2 ko tek jac?