Kaamatan a time to foster unity and solidarity

PENAMPANG: The KDM community will have the 30th and 31st of May to celebrate and showcase its rich cultural heritage.


Datuk James Ligunjang, former Petagas assemblyman, emphasised the importance of reflecting on the progress made in terms of economic growth and community development during this time.

Ligunjang stressed the significance of prioritising education and fostering an entrepreneurial mindset within the KDM community to succeed in a competitive environment and flourish alongside other communities in Sabah.

He expressed his optimism that cultural leaders will effectively convey these messages to the community.

While celebrating the festive atmosphere of Kaamatan, Ligunjang encouraged contemplating the future and sustainability of the community.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is scheduled to launch the national-level Kaamatan Festival, which will be held for the first time at the KDCA Hongkod Koisaan on Friday.

Previously, the highlight of the Kaamatan Festival was only celebrated on May 30 and 31 at the state level.

The Kaamatan Festival, also known as Tadau Kaamatan, is celebrated for a month starting on May 1, with the climax celebrated for two days starting on May 30 and 31.

It is a special celebration ceremony observed by the Kadazandusun and Murut (KDM) communities to honour the ‘Bambarayon’, which symbolises the spirit of paddy.

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