PM sends Gawai, Kaamatan wishes
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday called on all Malaysians to celebrate the Kaamatan and Gawai festivals and appreciate the contributions of every ethnic group in the country.
The prime minister, in a video message uploaded on his Twitter and Facebook sites, said farmers worked hard to produce crops to benefit the people in Malaysia.
Kaamatan, or Harvest Festival, is celebrated on May 30 by the Kadazandusun community to celebrate a good harvest together with the other races in Sabah.
Gawai is celebrated by the Dayak community, comprising the Iban, Bidayuh and Kenyah tribes, to symbolise the end of the harvest season on June 1 and 2 each year.
“Therefore, on Gawai and Kaamatan I would like to invite all of us to celebrate these two festivals as they symbolise the contributions of each and every ethnic group in the country, which we must appreciate together.
“Happy Gawai and Kaamatan festivals, Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do Kaamatan Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai,” he said in the one-minute video. Bernama