JPG Feature Story Entry: The Faces of Sabah “Kaamatan” Harvest Festival

Kaamatan festival known as Tadau Kaamatan by the local is the main event in the Sabah festival calendar. Kaamatan festival is a manifestation of Creator and Creation relationship, as well as inter-creations relationship. It embodies the principal acts of invocation of divinities, appeasing, purification and restoration, re-union of benevolent spirits, and thanksgiving to the Source of All. It is part of a complex wholesome Momolian religious system centered on the paddy rites of passage and the life cycle of Bambarayon – the in-dwelling spirit of paddy.

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