A ritual at Kampung Pueh during Pesta Narakng in 2006 A Selakau leader offering"Nyangahan", a traditional blessing for the opening ceremony
It was in 1960’s when it was last celebrated. After it was almost forget by the younger generation, it was revive again, with a new breath in combination of modern and traditional way. In 2005, the Pesta Narakng was first celebrated after almost half a century in deep sleeping. Kampung Pueh was the reviver, with the support of YB Ranum Mina, who is also the sole YB from Selakau community.
On their way, they will overnight in a few kampongs. All the way, traditional music is played and normally together with their traditional dance. On every kampong, they will be celebrating with a traditional dance and foods.
During the procession, the village elders also performed rituals to seek a bountiful harvest as well as good health and long life.
A group of Selakau dancer is performing their "Uwek Jongan" dance
The participants are walking through the jungle track and Siru Dayak Longhouse
The leaders in Selakau traditional costume plays their traditional music during the marching
A tourist as one of the participant in Pesta Narakng
"Kaangkakng", Selakau traditional bamboo altar
I am proud to be one of the participant and for the first time used my traditional Selakau vest. Anyway, my family and I just afford to follow them by car. There is still a lot of Traditional Selakau Ritual like "Ngoncong", "Badukun", "Basansam", "Nyamah Pulo", "Ngalah Bangas", "Basunat", "Basansam" and etc,..etc.. This ritual is dwindling due to modernisation of their surroundings and great spreading of other religions among the Selakau community.
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