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Dancers celebrating Tadau Kaamatan, the end of the rice harvest, Sabah, Malaysia 12 Jul 2017

Posted on 12 Jul 2017
Dancers celebrating Tadau Kaamatan, the end of the rice harvest, Sabah, Malaysia
Dancers celebrating Tadau Kaamatan, the end of the rice harvest, Sabah, Malaysia
Dancers celebrating Tadau Kaamatan, the end of the rice harvest, Sabah, Malaysia

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The natives of Sabah, Malaysia, spend the month of May celebrating Harvest Festival. The month-long celebrations come to a climax on the 30 and 31 May with Tadau Kaamatan. Ceremonies to thank the gods for a bountiful rice harvest are followed by merry-making, dancing, traditional sports competitions and local food and drink being offered, including lining or tusk (rice wine). Visit Sabah and discover other local festivals on Insight Guides' Taking in the Splendor of Malaysia trip. 

This article was originally published on 6 November, 2015

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