Loading Events

« All Events

2017年沐胶祭海节

April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Melanau elders chanting during the 'ipok' ceremony

Photo credit: Noel Lau

祭海节是马兰诺(Melanau)民族的传统节日,祭海节也被称为“英雄荡秋千”,是沐胶(Mukah)最受瞩目的活动。祭海节中所进行的传统游戏最大的特点就是-必须要有足够的勇气和胆量去接受挑战!

沐胶祭海节是以宗教祈祷仪式向神明献上感谢–向海洋、陆地、森林、农场的神献上感恩。据悉,祭海节举行时是季候转换的时期,是捕鱼最佳季节。渔人出海之前,会向神明表达心中的感恩,感恩神明过去带给他们丰富的海产收获。

Kaul is a traditional festival celebrated by the Melanau community living along the coast area in Sarawak.  In the past, Kaul was held as a religious ceremony to appease the spirits of the sea, land, forest and farm making it the most important festival in the Melanau traditional calender.

The festival is a ritual of purification and thanksgiving as well as one of the propitiation for good fortune. Today, it is more of keeping a heritage alive. Its marks the beginning of the Melanau calender which begins at the end of the Northeast monsoon.  Kaul takes place in third week of the month of April every year.

The festival site is on the right bank of the Mukah river estuary. During the week-long festival, activities include  stalls selling traditional foods, entertainment programs, traditional games. The highlight will be the ‘Serahang’ (decorated flat round basket made from sago leaf which raise on a bamboo pole) procession lead by local Melanau community elders.

Some of the activities  not to be missed include playing the giant swing (Tibow) and enjoying Melanau traditional food served on the log (Keman Baw Bateng also known as ‘Makan Beradat’ in Malay).

Learn more about the festival here.

Details

Start:
April 29, 2017
End:
April 30, 2017
Event Tags:
,
Website:
Click here

Venue

Tapak Pesta Kaul
Taman Kala Dana
Mukah, Sarawak Malaysia
+ Google Map

Organizer

Persatuan Melanau Mukah
Contact:
Mr. Pengiran Saifudzin Pengiran Mahtar
Phone:
084-872595
Fax:
085-656405
Email:
john_jennifer@hotmail.com
Share