Gawai Dayak Festival

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Country and Region MalaysiaSarawak
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Festival Contact Information

Sarawak Tourism Board
6th and 7th Floor Bangunan Yayasan Sarawak
Jalan Masjid
Sarawak 93400
Phone Number: 011 60 (0)8 242 3600

Festival Description

The Gawai Dayak Festival or Harvest Festival in Sarawak is a celebration of one of the state's indigenous groups, the Dayak; it marks the culmination of their month-long harvest celebration. Dayak people renew friendships, reunite with family, and pay respects to elders and the departed. Specific celebrations involve virtually non-stop dancing and merry-making. In the city of Kuching, festivities include a beauty pageant and cultural performances at the Sarawak Cultural Village.

Festival Dates June 1 - 2, 2011
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