In it traditional forms Harvest festival among the Punan slaughtering sacrificial pig ceremony.

In it traditional forms Harvest festival among the Punan slaughtering sacrificial pig ceremony.

Greetings to all our Dayak friends. Selamat Ari Gawai, gayu guru gerai nyamai. Ngajih ka petara meri pengelikun, penyenang, pengalantang ngagai bala Dayak ngerami ka ari besar tu.

Enjoy yourself – drink the ‘ai pengayu’ moderately. If you’re feeling drunk – please rest and do not drive.

Selamat Ari Gawai. pic – Jonas Voss

Most of the Dayak celebrating Gawai or Harvest festival these days are Christians.Pic – Mark Bujang

A little prayer before drinking ‘ai pengayu’ or ‘blessed drink’. Pic – Mark Bujang

Guests of all races are warmly welcome to join the celebration. Pic – Tonny Ung.

Paulus David Bukang and friends celebrating Gawai from Khabarosvk Russia with love. No ‘tuak’ vodka will do.