Celebrate Ramadan and savour the experience of ‘iftar’ (breaking the fast) against the backdrop of historic monuments. This Islamic-themed festival will also feature a bazaar and religious activities.
The Gawai Dayak Festival is celebrated annually, held on the 1st of June in Sarawak, in West Kalimantan. Gawai means ritual or festival while Dayak is a collective name for the tribes of Iban, Bidayuh, Kayan, Kenyah, Kelabit, Murut and many others.
Gawai Dayak Week is an annual festival celebrated by the Dayak people around Kalimantan, a festival that is both a spiritual and a social occasion acknowledged since the 1950s. Gawai Dayak originates from the word Gawai (festival) and Dayak, a shared name for native people around Kalimantan consisting of four million people in total.
This is a day which pays tribute to the services of the land, air and navy forces. The celebration includes parachute shows and exhibitions, battle demonstrations, military parades and artillery displays.
The Global Indian Festival is in its fifteenth year of operation, having successfully grown both in reputation and impact as a significant event in the Malaysian calendar of flagship events.
Tadau Kaamatan is a joyous occasion celebrated by the Kadazandusun community in Sabah – held on 30th and 31st May – and it is a festival of thanksgiving, commemorating a bountiful harvest. Festivities include traditional sports such as buffalo racing, as well as a tapai (rice wine) competition, and the Unduk Ngadau (beauty pageant). Other interesting activities include cultural dances, and rituals culminating in the thanksgiving ceremony performed by the Bobohizan, or high priestess.
An ancient Chinese legend accounts for the mainstays of the Dragon Boat Festival, the dragonboat races and the dumplings. The stories have fused well with the tradition of Chinese fishermen using dragon-shaped boats to appease river ‘dragons’, which evolved into a sport during the Han dynasty.
The programme is organised to promote Islamic tourism products and Islamic-oriented activities while celebrating Ramadan in Kelantan.
The biggest Ramadan Bazaar in Pahang brings together a variety of delicacies from all corners of the country.
The Kinabalu Yacht Club takes the opportunity of the holiday season to organise this annual event that aims to promote sports tourism in Sabah.