Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Papar to kick off the Kaamatan this time

Kota Kinabalu: Papar will start this year's Kaamatan Harvest Festival celebration on May 1, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan announced, Monday.

Speaking after chairing the Harvest Festival Main Committee meeting at his office in Sembulan, here, he said the theme for this year's celebration is 'Together We Mould a Better Future" (Bersama Membentuk Masa Depan Yang Lebih Baik").

He said it has been a while since Papar hosted the event and hoped the proximity of the district to the city will see more people at the launching.

He said dates for the Harvest Festival at district-level are still being finalised and will be released to the media at a later date.

As with past Harvest Festivals, the aim is to showcase the State's rich cultural heritage, he said, adding that events such as 'Sugandoi' (singing) and the Unduk Ngadau pageant as well as traditional sports and agriculture-products exhibition, will also be featured.

On another matter, Pairin said there was no confirmation yet on whether there will be a national-level Harvest Festival celebration such as the one held here last year.

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