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April
23
2014
City
Mukah
Time
Mukah
Organizer
Jawatankuasa Pengelola Pesta Kaul Mukah
Contact
Khairul Nizam Bin Morshidi
Phone
084-872596
Fax
084-873408
Email
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Website
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Mukah Kaul Festival
Venue: Tapak Pesta Kaul, Kuala Dana  |  Start Date: 04.23.2014  |  End Date: 04.27.2014

Kaul is a traditional festival celebrated by the Melanau living along the coast of Sarawak. In the past, Kaul was looked upon as a religious ceremony to appease the spirits of the sea, land, forest and farm making it the most important festival in the Melanau calender. The festival is a ritual of purification and thanksgiving as well as one of the propitiation for good fortune. Its marks the beginning of the Melanau calender which begins at the end of the Northeast monsoon. Kaul takes place in third week of the month of April every year.

The festival site is on the right bank of the Mukah river estuary. During a week festival, the organiser has line up many activities which include ethnic stalls selling traditional foods, entertaiment programs, traditional games and the highlight will be Serahang (decorated flat round basket made from sago leaf which raise on a bamboo pole) procession lead by local Melanaus' community leader. 

Some of the activities that not to be missed include DIY the Giant Swing (Tibow) and enjoying the Melanau's traditional food serve on the log (Keman Baw Bateng @ Makan Beradat).

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