BINTAWA — A Gawai celebration was held in the newly completed Our Lady Star of the Sea Church on 16 June 2019 and was attended by 400 guests including Parish councillors.
The guest of honour was Rev. Fr. Vincent Chin, Rector of the Church, who led the councillors and committee members to three Gawai Toasts in Bidayuh, Iban and Chinese. Guests were entertained to a Bidayuh traditional dance followed by fellowship of native delicacies.
Gawai Dayak is a thanksgiving day marking a bountiful harvest and a time to plan for the new farming season or other endeavours ahead.
St Peter’s Parish Council