Saturday, May 31, 2008

Selamat Ari Gawai

Gawai Day falls tomorrow. It is celebrated by our Dayak communities, a thanksgiving day marking good harvest and a time to plan for new farming season and activities for the year. On Gawai Day, open houses will be normally filled with endless rounds of tuak (rice wine), delicacies and cakes. Should you be visiting any long houses during Gawai Day, visitors would be entertained with traditional dances and cultural performances.

This year we would not be going to any open houses or doing any Gawai visiting. I will be flying away during the Gawai celebration. Update after I am back from the trip, ok?? :)

To all Dayak blogger friends and readers, Happy Gawai Day and Happy Holiday.

4 comments:

Nick Phillips said...

A little late but Selamat Hari Gawai to you and to all my Sarawakian friends :)

Constance Chan said...

sounds like fun. i saw it on malaysian tv last week...

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cinnamon_apple said...

Happy Gawai Day! Although we don't celebrate this holiday in the U.S. :P How have you been, Rose?

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Rose said...

Hi Nick, you been to a long house before??

Constance, ok, i will help you with the tag. :)

Linda, I am fine, just back from a shopping holiday! hahahah!