GAWAI DAYAK OPEN HOUSE (MRTM)
|1 Jun 2015|
Come celebrate Hari Gawai in Sarawak! A programme that brought together people from all walks of life to celebrate the day and to foster the unity and harmony of 1Malaysia. Guests were enthralled by cultural performances and traditional delicacies.
Throughout the years, the Gawai Day has become a symbol of unity, aspiration and hope for the Dayak community. It is a day of giving thanks to the spirits that have bestowed a bountiful harvest to the community, and marks the preparation for a new farming season and life in general. The whole community takes part in the celebration which involves a lot of rituals, singing, dancing and sharing of traditional food and drinks such as tuak, a wine made of fermented rice.