Gawai Dayak

Gawai Dayak

Perayaan Hari Gawai disambut oleh masyarakat Dayak di Sarawak pada 1 hb Jun setiap tahun. Perayaan akan bermula dengan tuai rumah membahagi-bahagikan tugas kepada penghuni rumah panjang. Kaum wanita pula akan menyediakan kuih-muih tradisional yang diperbuat daripada tepung beras, gula dan santan. Minuman tuak merupakan sajian utama perayaan Hari Gawai.

Malay

Gawai Dayak

The Gawai Dayak Festival is celebrated by the Dayak community in Sarawak on 1 June every year. The festival marks the end of padi harvesting season and the beginning of the new planting season.

The festival will begin with the Long House Chief (Tuai Rumah) allocating duties to the long house residents.  The women folk will prepare traditional cakes and delicacies made from rice flour, sugar and coconut milk.  Rice wine or “tuak” is the main item in the celebration of this festival.

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