01-02 Gawai Dayak Festival
Throughout Sarawak (08 242 3600/www. sarawaktourism.com). Gawai Dayak, or Dayak Festival, is celebrated by the Dayak tribe of East Malaysia. Both a religious and social event, it is a day of thanksgiving for abundant harvests. The event opens with elaborate feasting and closes with the symbolic rolling up of a ceremony mat.