Harvest Festival or what is locally known as Pesta Kaamatan for Penampang district was held on 17 May 2014 at Tun Fuad Stephen multipurpose hall in Donggongon town, officiated by Datuk Donald Peter Mojuntin. This year's Harvest Festival (Tadau Kaamatan) theme:
"Koubasanan - Impoon do Pibabasan om Piombolutan"
"Culture - Foundation of Peace and Friendship"
"Kebudayaan - Asas Keamanan dan Persahabatan"
Following the old age tradition, the peak of the celebration is the beauty pageant or known locally as Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan. I was a bit late in joining the other photographers but space was ample as other districts were celebrating at their respective place the same day. Here are some of the pictures:-
The 10 who made it to the second round.
Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2014 (Kaamatan Beauty Queen 2014) Miss Cynthis Joseph, representing Kg Baru Penampang.
Reigning UNK 2013 Miss Dedie Phang
You can see more pictures of her during the Unduk Ngadau pageant 2013 here.
Some of the participants:
Representing Kg. Tinduzon Sugud
Representing Kg. Kolopis
Representing Kg. Nosoob Baru
Representing Kg. Baru Penampang
Representing Kg. Sindaanan
Representing Kg. Kibabaig
All hoping and beaming with smile
Down to two!
Reigning UNK Miss Dedie Phang crowning the new Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan 2014
Top 5: UNK Miss Cynthia Joseph (seated) with L-R: Thamicka, Melstephy, Rachel and Rapunzel
Cynthia flanked by Melstephy (left) and Rachel (right).
Happy Harvest Festival and Kotobian Tadau Kaamatan!