Gawai Dayak Harvest Festival: Our Pic of the Day

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Gawai Dayak Harvest Festival

Gawai Dayak Harvest Festival

Gawai Dayak Harvest Festival: Our Pic of the Day

 
Gawai Dayak Harvest Festival is celebrated by the Dayak tribes of Sarawak, Borneo every June 1st. The holiday celebrates the rice harvest. Although many Dayak no longer cultivate rice, the holiday is still their most festive. Processions take place with tribe members dressing in traditional clothes. Typical foods are eaten, like chicken rice cooked in bamboo. And copious amounts of rice wine are drunk!
For the full photo set, check out my post: Celebrating Gawai: the Harvest Festival in Borneo
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Stephen
Stephen
Stephen Bugno's two decades of independent travels have taken him to more than 80 countries. His freelance articles have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Hartford Courant. He maintains a nomadic lifestyle while publishing the GoMad Nomad Travel Mag and blogging at Bohemian Traveler. Find him on Google +, Facebook, or Twitter.

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