Thursday, May 3, 2012

Harvest Festival 2012 begins

The annual event to celebrate bountiful harvest has now been kicked started. The 2012 Harvest Festival launching was in Kuala Penyu in an effort to give all major towns the opportunity to become the host for one of the widely celebrated cultures in Sabah. Last year, 2011 Harvest Festival was kicked-start in a small West Coast town of Tamparuli.

DE, 2/5/2012

In this newspaper cutting form Daily Express, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman (right) is seen cutting stalks of rice on stage to mark the launch of the Pesta Kaamatan 2012 (Harvest Festival), witnessed by Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan (centre) and Beaufort MP Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin (left). High priestess Kinup Suram meanwhile, performs the blessing ritual.

The month-long celebration starts 1st May, 2012 and as usual will be capped with a full 2-day extravaganza at KDCA in Penampang on 30th-31st May 2012. The peak of the celebration is marked with the crowning of the Unduk Ngadau (Harvest Queen) for 2012.

Past Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan

To refresh readers of the previous Unduk Ngadau, the followings are few of the shots taken during the celebrations:

Unduk Ngadau 2011 - Miss Bo Tiza Disimon
Find out and see more pictures on Unduk Ngadau 2011

Unduk Ngadau 2010 - Miss Crystal Huminodun Majimbun (centre)
 Find out and see more pictures of Unduk Ngadau 2010

 Unduk Ngadau 2009 - Miss Appey Rowena Januin


millerJ said...

Here it goes again! the month of celebration for us... hehehe ^^

tehr said...

akhir2 ni banyak acara nampaknya berlaku di sabah

de engineur said...

May & June are the two busy months for Sabah & Sarawak.

thomas said...

a time to celebrate and rejoice.

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Marya Yusof said...

Hola de enginuer!

Unduk ngadau 2009 is the most beautiful of all, I guest :)

smilla4blogs said...

Wonderful photos of this beautiful celebration and joyful time! Happy Harvest!

rainfield61 said...

Beautiful and charming ladies,

and a beautiful state.