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The beginning of Gawai Dayak

The beginning of Gawai Dayak is held on May 31. Dayaks in Sarawak, Malaysia and West Kalimantan, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam. This event in the third decade of the month May is annual. Help us Help us 
31 May - The beginning of Gawai Dayak
Gawai Dayak was conceived of by the radio producers Tan Kingsley and Owen Liang and then taken up by the Dayak community. The British colonial government refused to recognise Dayak Day until 1962. They called it Sarawak Day for the inclusion of all Sarawakians as a national day, regardless of ethnic origin.
Today Gawai Dayak is an annual festival celebrated by the Dayak people in Sarawak, Malaysia and West Kalimantan, Indonesia on 1 and 2 June. It is a public holiday in Sarawak and is both a religious and a social occasion recognised since 1957.

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