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Gawai Dayak Week

Pekan Gawai Dayak is an annual cultural festival Dayak people in Kalimantan Barat as a gratitude to the Jubata on the rice harvest is plentiful. The festival is centered on Pontianak city featuring variety of traditional and modern art collaborations are traditional rituals, dances, Dayak craft fairs, traditional folk games, seminars, fashion shows and Bujang Dara Dayak contests.

Gawai Dayak is an annual traditional ceremony after harvest is routinely conducted by the tribe Dayak culture in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, around February, March, April, May and June each year. Dayak tribe is the largest group of traditional culture in Bengkayang, Landak, Sanggau, Sintang, Sekadau and Kapuas Hulu.

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Travel.Tinuku.com Gawai Dayak Week in Pontianak celebrate thanksgiving to Jubata conducted by Dayaks tribe culture

Each Dayak scattered in various regions have an annual ritual held after the harvest, a ceremony as an expression of gratitude for the abundant harvest given by Jubata. The ceremony was conducted in their respective areas with different names as well.

Celebrations carried out by all the villagers in their respective areas, a ritual led by a traditional leader or village elders. The person appointed to led the ritual will pray with the Dayak language and read the mantra for the spirits of the ancestors and continued gluttonous meal together.

At the time of the celebration were served a variety of dishes accompanied wasp Dayak traditional musical instruments and dances of joy to all citizens. Celebration of thanksgiving after the harvest is done gradually over a very long series of ceremonies and took about three months.

The Secretariat Art Dayak (Sekberkesda) was established in 1986 in charge of deploying, integrating and conceptualize the implementation of cultural performances, all sub-Dayak different in contemporary shades with names Gawai Dayak. All Dayak sub-tribes from different regions gathered to celebrate the ceremony together.

Various traditional competitions held to celebrate the Gawai Dayak, song and dance performances of each area are held. The exhibition collection of cultural goods and specialties of each region. Be a festival festive cultural events that unite all the Dayak community.

Gawai Dayak is also a means of binding ties of kinship among the Dayak tribe, as a noble tradition that has been carried from generation to generation. Gawai Dayak is always carried out every year in the event of a very lively and traditional elements really visible.

In 1992 the name Gawai Dayak was changed to Gawai Dayak week to be carried out during the week. Until now, the Gawai Dayak Week is an annual event that is the most eagerly awaited as a means of strengthening relations between the Dayaks and the general public.

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Travel.Tinuku.com Gawai Dayak Week in Pontianak celebrate thanksgiving to Jubata conducted by Dayaks tribe culture

Location: Pontianak city, Kalimantan Barat.

Activity: Watching traditional festival Dayak tribe in Kalimantan Barat. Explore archeology, architecture and culture. Hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Car parking, restrooms, Restaurants and hotels.

Reach Access: 0 km from Pontianak city.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Pontianak city.

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