Tadau Kaamatan Monsok 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Kaamatan Festival is an annual event in the cultural life of the Kadazandusuns of Sabah since time immemorial. In its deepest sense, Kaamatan festival is a manifestation of Creator and Creation relationship, as well as Inter-Creations relationship. It embodies the principal acts of invocation of divinities, appeasing, purification and restoration, re-union of benevolent spirits, and thanksgiving to the Source of All. It is part of a complex wholesome Momolian religious system centered on the paddy rites of passage and the life cycle of Bambarayon - the in-dwelling spirit of paddy.

This is a contest between the married and unmarried of rope challange (tarik tali)

Our monsok village has organise kaamatan festival, which is one of the most important celebration of the kadazandusun, offering thier gratitude to the paddy spirit, which is the 'bambarayon'. Eventhough i didn't manage to go back to my village because of my industrial practical..yeah actuly i hated it very much cause i missed all the fun and the party..huh but still my heart is always with the 'bambarayon'.

What a great pleasure the teens with thier drinks hahaha

This is one of the moment that i miss..if i were there..i would be probably the one holding those cracks hahahah..omg thats so greedy..but really i miss this guys cause they are my great, wonderful friends.

Our grandma and the old ones sure didn't miss..all the great stuff that is happening.

It's a must be for all the monsok citizen..from the babies to all the old ones share joy together after a quit long hard work for harvesting the paddy. This is what you get when you work hard..

Guess who?????? its candy AF5 with gindik the cool guy..haha

The ex-AF5 Candy is one of the akedemi fatasia reality show girl that are in the final..she is a great singer..and actuly she is from here..shes a monsokian too..so im proud of that..and at this festival she sings a few song which is very 'aramaiT'..hahaha its great isn't?

This are the contestant of the 'unduk ngadau monsok 2009'

Unduk Ngadau is a beauty pageant held during Kaamatan in Sabah, Malaysia. The word comes from 'Runduk Tadau' which literally means 'the girl crowned by sunlight'.

The Unduk Ngadau, or Harvest Festival queen, symbolizes Huminodun, the sacrificed daughter of Kinorohingan. It is also believed that she is the first who taught the Bobohizan their ritual mantras, which exist to this today.

The pageant was formerly known as Miss Kadazan (1960-1970), Miss Harvest Festival (1971-1980), and Ratu Kaamatan (1981-1990). The current Unduk Ngadau title has been in place since 1991.

Haha for your information this contestant they are about 16-18 years old..

One of the best part when its 'kaamatan festival'..i love the 'unduk ngadau' pagent so much..also not forgetting the traditional drinks and also the foods. The 'tapai' is best when you got the taste of sweet+bitter we call it 'maispes' hahaha..but dont drinks to much cause you will get ampai-ampai soon..the taste of food..the 'bosou', 'hinava', 'tuhau' and many more are all parts of the festival..so i just wanna end this post by saying.....



edwin said...

ha..ha i missed this time. i supposed to meet candy

Anonymous said...

alala... bila mo update ni?

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