Home / travelguide / Cultural experiences / Sabah Fest 2014 – Aki Nabalu

Sabah Fest 2014 – Aki Nabalu

Every year the Sabah Fest brings these groups together to celebrate Sabah’s cultural diversity and unique heritage. The celebration and theme of the Sabah Fest this year focuses on Sabah’s mystical and iconic landmark, Mount Kinabalu. Towering over the island of the Borneo above a rugged landscape of mountain ranges, river valleys and plains. Mount Kinabalu has bewtowed the land we know as Sabah another mythological moniker,” the land of the sacred Mountain”. Sabah Fest this year is from 2nd May 2014 to 4th May 2014.

The Theme for this the celebration this year is drawn largely from local indigenous beliefs and diverse practices of the Kadazandusun and Murut. Seven ethnic groups have been identified to illutrate and present both the cultural and religious aspects of Kinabalu . There are :

Segment 1 : Pampang – The creation Story (Kadazandusun People)
Segment 2 : Monolob – Appeasing the spirits of Aki Nabalu (Dusun, Ranau)
Segment 3 : Humabot – Summoning the spirits of the Bambaazon (Rice)(kadazan, Penampang)
Segment 4 : Mogimbadi – The Meeting Point (Kota Belud Weekend Market)
Segment 5 : Mogkodim Do Hatod – Calling back the spirit of a sick person(Dusun Rungus, Kudat)
Segment 6 : Mohlukas – A Housewarming Ritual (Dusun Lotud, Tuaran)
Segment 7 : Mansilad – A ritual healing ceremony (Murut NabaI, Keningau)
(information and writeup provided by Sabah Tourism Board, Photos by Adam Lai

 

Pampang – The creation Story

sabah fest-6543

sabah fest-6546

 Monolob – Appeasing the spirits of Aki Nabalu

sabah fest-6549

sabah fest-6562

Humabot – Summoning the spirits of the Bambaazon

sabah fest-6558

Mogimbadi – The Meeting Point

sabah fest-6570

sabah fest-6569

sabah fest-6574

sabah fest-6571

Mogkodim Do Hatod – Calling back the spirit of a sick person

sabah fest-6581

sabah fest-6588

Mohlukas – A Housewarming Ritual

sabah fest-6584

Mansilad – A ritual healing ceremony

sabah fest-6596

sabah fest-6605

sabah fest-6604

 

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

ContactUs.com