Friday, April 10, 2009

Sabah Fest to highlight mystical practices

KOTA KINABALU: Mystical Sabah will be the theme for the month-long Sabah Fest cultural extravaganza from May 1.

State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said it would showcase the rituals of Sabah’s indigenous folk, particularly the Dusun-Lotud people of Tuaran.

There would be a show highlighting some of Sabah’s ethnic groups through traditional songs and dances combined with a display of rarely seen rituals and scenes of their daily lives.

A special segment on the tamu culture of Sabah would also be showcased at the annual fest, Masidi said.

He said that in the olden days, a sacrificial offering was made before the start of a tamu to ward off unwanted incidents such as cheating.

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