To all those who celebrate Gawai Dayak, I wish you "Selamat Hari Gawai Dayak".
Gawai Dayak literally means Dayak Festival, a festive occasion for Dayak, Iban, Kayan, Kenyah and a few more. First celebrated on 1st June, 1965, Gawai Dayak has since become an annual festival symbolising unity, aspiration and hope for the Dayak community.
It has become a tradition for the Dayak community to throw an open- house reception on 1st and 2nd of June. This has in no small way fostered better racial harmony.
The picture shows a miring (an offering ceremony) in progress.
1st June, 2007 Gawai Dayak
3rd June, 2007 Gawai Dayak Visit - in picture
Selamat Gawai Dayak 2008