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The bobohizan perform the magavau
Status active
Genre harvest festival
Date(s) May
Begins 1 May
Ends 31 May
Frequency annual
Country Sabah, Malaysia
Participants Kadazan-Dusun peoples

Kaamatan or Pesta Kaamatan is a form of harvest festival celebrated annually in the state of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia. It is normally celebrated by the ethnic Kadazan-Dusuns, as well as by other related ethnic groups in the state, and lasts for the whole of the month of May, ending with a public holiday on the 30–31 May.[1]:417

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  1. ^ Fausto Barlocco (2010). The village as a 'community of practice': Constitution of village belonging through leisure sociality. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 166 (4): 404–425. Leiden: KITLV, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies. (subscription required)

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