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Gawea Sowa’ Bijagoi 2019

May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Gawea Sowa’ is an annual paddy harvesting ritual to offer thanks to the rice spirits, I’eng Podi for bountiful harvest season and receiving new paddy seedlings from the spirit. This is synonymous to the Dayak Bidayuh Jagoi-Bratak ethnic sub-group in the district of Bau, Sarawak

The priests (Pinyigar & Pinguguoh), priestess (Dayung Bolih) and their respective assistants will perform more than 15 types of ritual dances known as Nyigar and sing mystical songs called Ayun Bolih.  The Nyigar Nguguoh and Nyigar Bilamak are the two main highlight rituals that start as early as 3 in the morning.

Come and celebrate an authentic Gawea of the Dayak Bidayuh Jagoi-Bratak people and meet the Pinguguoh, Pinyingar, Dayung Bolih, Pingaduop and Pinginang who will perform these authentic Bidayuh tradition and culture. Packages are available for two nights or one night. The date is from 30 May to 2 June 2019.

Sramat Ondu Gawea Sowa (Happy Gawai) 2019.

Contact person: Wadel

Tel: +60148849694

[email protected]

Gawai Jagoi

Other venues for the month long State Gawai 2019 celebrations :

30 May – 2 June: Kpg. Jagoi Duyoh, Bau (Adat Gawea Sowa’)

31 May – 1 June: Kpg. Annah Rais Longhouse, Padawan

2 June : Kpg. Pueh Longhouse, Lundu (Gawai Narangk)

15 June: Imperial Hotel, Kuching (STATE LEVEL GAWAI DINNER)

22 June: Bau Civic Centre, Bau (Gawai Festival)

29 June: Kpg. Pichin Longhouse, Serian (Closing of Gawai 2019)


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May 31, 2019
June 2, 2019
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Kampung Jagoi Gunung
Kuching, Sarawak 93400 Malaysia
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