30 May '14, 9am

Selamat Menyambut Hari Gawai & Kaamatan! Sila baca uacapan YAB PM @NajibRazak di

As we approach the end of May, Malaysians of Kadazandusun and Dayak heritage will celebrate Kaamatan and Gawai respectively. In the spirit of togetherness encompassed in 1Malaysia, I wish all Sarawakians a very happy Gawai day and “gayu guru gerai nyamai!” To all Sabahans, I wish you “Kotobian tadau tagazo do Kaamatan!” The annual celebration of the harvest of rice is greeted with a manifestation of thanksgiving to express gratitude and appreciation for another good harvest and is also a time to plan for the new farming season or other endeavours ahead. Even as Malaysians consume rice daily, we have the tendency to overlook the importance of rice. Paddy growers require an ample amount of water to cultivate rice and Malaysia is blessed with just the right amount of rainfall to grow rice. Our fellow Malaysians in Sabah celebrate Kaamatan to remind themselves of the blessings...

Full article: http://www.1malaysia.com.my/en/blog/kotobian-tadau-tagazo...

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