"People of the Land" Festival (Irau Aco Lun Bawang Festival)

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Country and Region MalaysiaSarawak
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Lawas, Sarawak, Malaysia
Festival Contact Information

Sarawak Lun Bawang Association
Phone: 011 +60 019-8154557
Mr. Jerry Siran Langan
Email: jerrysiranlangan@shell.com
Mr. Abai Taie
Email: abaiet@sarawaknet.gov.my

Festival Description

The Lun Bawang, a Dayak tribe found in Central Borneo (East Malaysia), celebrate Irau Aco Lun Bawang. The festival is traditionally a celebration of the rice harvest; its cultural offerings showcase a variety of aspects of Lun Bawang culture like Ruran Ulung (a beauty pageant for lun Bawang “maidens and warriors”), a contest among teams of ngiup suling (a bamboo musical instrument band), a cultural parade, nihglty music and dance shows, and sporting events.

Festival Dates June 1 - 2, 2011

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