Friday, April 27, 2012

Kaul Festival of Mukah

Kaul is a traditional festival celebrated by Melanau people living along the coast of Sarawak. In the past, Kaul was seen as a religious ceremony to placate the spirits of the sea, land, forests and farms that make it the most important festivals in Melanaus Pagan.

It is a ritual purification and thanksgiving and a blessing to secure peace and good luck in their daily life. It was held at the beginning of the calendar that marks the Pagan Melanaus monsoon season has passed that affect their lives as farmers and fishermen.
This year's Kaul celebrations is from the 19th to 29th of April at the Kaul Festival site in Mukah.



Tibow,the 20 foot high  Melanau's Giant swing.








Synchronized Kite flyer in action.







View Kaul Festival site in a larger map

12 comments:

Kamsiah said...

berwarna warni...menarik...saya suka tgk pc budak2 duduk atas 'tangga' tu

de engineur said...

Very nice colourful celebration. I can see you enjoyed yourself taking photograph of the event. Who wouldn't. I'd love to shoot such festival too.

puteri kasih said...

wow..lovely. i'm sure u enjoyed it bro :)

BUDI PRASETYO said...

mantab sahabat suport terus, blog nya dah tak follow, follow balik ya. trims

caliph shuriken said...

pic lawa2 laa bro :)

*dh lama x main wau, huh...

Gaia Eos said...

I love this colorful concept of this festival with people flying their peaceful messages via their kites up in the sky wishing for harmony & good things take care Thomas ^_^

Cheqno said...

ni macam puja 'alam' utk tolak bala jugalah kan! xsempat nak join ari ni dah 29 April he..he.. Nice photo-ceria & colourfull.

thomas said...

Cheqno,
lebih kurang sama motifnya dgn Pesta Gawai,Keamatan dan Main Pantai.

BezBuddy said...

waaa ad pesta..mesti enjoy gle kan..main2 layang2 terbayang..awk main skali x thomas? :)

eLL said...

cantik gambar...warna warni dan meriah

thomas said...

BezBuddy,
Tenguk je,tak pandai main.
yg ni dipanggil Synchronized Kite flying

penyuluh perikanan said...

blog yang bagus, kawan
oh ya saya mengikuti blog ini, follow 529, saya minta anda follow kembali, di tunggu, dan terima kasih kawan.

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