Wednesday, February 25, 2009

15,000 expected at Bidayuh farming fiesta

KUCHING: The inaugural Pesta Berumuh, a showcase of Bidayuh culture, heritage and arts at Serian Mini Stadium on March 20 to 23, is expected to attract more than 15,000 visitors including foreign tourists.

The event publicity officer Joseph Beron said the Bidayuh festival was an occasion to honour their forefathers who left legacies in the form of fruit orchards, villages and native customary rights land to the community.

“It is also a time to celebrate the farming cycle and draw new interpretations and lessons from its spirit, philosophies, approaches and methodologies that can be applied in today’s world,” he said.

Beyond rice farming, Joseph said Pesta Berumuh was also an occasion to commemorate their tradition, culture and heritage.

It serves as an opportunity for members of the Bidayuh community especially the younger generation to revisit their tradition and heritage, understand and rediscover their cultural identity.

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