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Sarawak Gawai Festival

24 Apr 2020
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26 Apr 2020
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About Sarawak Gawai Festival

It is a yearly celebration celebrated by the Dayak individuals in Sarawak, Malaysia and West Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is an open occasion in Sarawak and is both a religious and a social event perceived since 1957. Gawai Dayak was the idea of the radio makers Tan Kingsley and Owen Liang taken up by the Dayak people group. They called it Sarawak Day for the incorporation of all Sarawakians as a national day, paying little respect to ethnic starting point.

On 25 September 1964, Sarawak Day was gazetted as an open occasion recognizing the arrangement of the Federation of Malaysia. The occasion was first celebrated on 1 June 1965 and it turned into an image of solidarity, yearning and seek after the Dayak people group. It is a fundamental piece of Dayak social life. It is a thanksgiving day denoting an abundant collect and an opportunity to get ready for the new cultivating season or different undertakings ahead. The International Architecture, Interior Design and Building Exhibition Archidex is back for its eighteenth version from July 19 to 22 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Tourists come here from all over the world to enjoy this festival.

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