"People of the Land" Festival (Irau Aco Lun Bawang Festival)
|Country and Region||Malaysia — Sarawak|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Drama, Music|
|Location of Festival||Lawas, Sarawak, Malaysia|
|Festival Contact Information|
The Lun Bawang, a Dayak tribe found in Central Borneo (East Malaysia), celebrate Irau Aco Lun Bawang. The festival is traditionally a celebration of the rice harvest; its cultural offerings showcase a variety of aspects of Lun Bawang culture like Ruran Ulung (a beauty pageant for lun Bawang “maidens and warriors”), a contest among teams of ngiup suling (a bamboo musical instrument band), a cultural parade, nihglty music and dance shows, and sporting events.
|Festival Dates||June 1 - 2, 2011|