Gawai Dayak Week is an annual festival celebrated by the Dayak people around Kalimantan, a festival that is both a spiritual and a social occasion acknowledged since the 1950s. Gawai Dayak originates from the word Gawai (festival) and Dayak, a shared name for native people around Kalimantan consisting of four million people in total. Centered at Rumah Radaking, a traditional Dayak longhouse, in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Gawai Dayak Week emphasizes the diverse cultures of the Dayak people. Presenting authentic traditional rituals, exclusive ceremonies, and colorful cultural parade, the celebration features traditional games and competitions, tattoo painting, woodcarving, and shield painting.
Pontianak Culture & Tourism Office
jl. Rahadi OSMAN Komp. Walikota,
Pontianak, West Kalimantan
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