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Daemon
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Kaamatan Festival

Kaamatan is a festival and public holiday in the state of Sabah in Malaysia. The festival is celebrated by the Kadazandusun people, the largest indigenous ethnic group in Sabah. Irrigated rice is their principal crop, and the harvest is a ritual dedicated to the Bambaazon, or rice spirit. If the harvest has been good, this is a thanksgiving; if it has been poor, the ritual is an appeasement of the spirit. This festival is celebrated during the month of May with carnivals, special exhibits, sports competitions, and a regatta, all leading up to the harvest rituals on May 30-31 in Penampang. More...
excaelis
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 3:12:14 AM

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So let me get this straight ; if the crops do well the Bamabaazon gets props while if they do poorly it's all the fault of the poor farmers who then have to suck up ? Seems rather inequitable...
Al Rizwaan
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