Papar Harvest Festival To Be Held On Sunday — Mositun


KOTA KINABALU: Papar district’s Pesta Kaamatan will now be held this Sunday, May 9, said Organising Chairman of the celebration, Datuk Johnny Mositun on Wednesday.
Mositun said the decision to hold the celebration was made by the committee after taking into consideration of the Covid-19 situation in Papar.
According to Mositun Papar’s Pesta Kaamatan celebration was supposed to be held last weekend but had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 situation in the district.
“Papar was classified as a red zone last week which was why we had to postpone the celebration. However it was decided during a meeting with the district level Kaamatan celebration’s main organising committee on Mondy, that it will be held on May 9.
“I on behalf of the organising committee, would like to express our gratitude to the Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA) especially the Unduk Ngadau committee for extending the qualifying rounds to May 10,” said Mositun adding that way Papar can send a representative to vie for the crown and title on Unduk Ngadau in the pageant.

The Community Development Leader for Limbahau disclosed that the venue of the celebration remains unchanged which is Dewan Serbaguna Mositun Sungkadon and it will be conducted will full compliance to the SOP set by the authorities.
“I would like to apologise to all residents in Papar because we are unable to invite all of you to physically join us in celebrating Pesta Kaamatan this year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we need to comply with the new normal.
“However, you do not have to miss out on the festivities as the celebration will be streamed live on Facebook through a collaboration by and DJ Othoe,” he said.
The celebration, Mositun said will start at 2pm and it also includes a ‘buka puasa’ session.
He also said that the traditional sacrificial ceremony was held as scheduled on April 30 and that a water buffalo was sacrificed according to traditional rites on that day to reflect the people’s thankfulness that the Covid-19 pandemic situation is improving.
Mositun chairing the Organising Committee meeting on Tuesday.