Rus News Journal

Holidays

a crop Holiday in Malaysia. The holiday of Pesta Kaamatan at Malaysian nationalities kadazan, dusun and murt, occupying mountain areas of island Borneo, is devoted harvesting of fig. the holiday Purpose - to cajole spirits on which local population life depends, and first of all spirits of rice - bambarajonov. Spirits of rice are powerful, but are sensitive: they can suffer from natural cataclysms and weather, from insects - parasites and negligence of farmers. That them to cajole and humour, ritual magavau is spent that means in any ways we will restore lost . It is ritual of clarification and abundance returning in the house, him spend the Supreme priestess with the assistants and queen of a holiday in advance selected under the direction of priests. As there is an election, to foreigners never show. A priestess and the queen of a holiday conduct behind itself assistants and local residents - they search for in advance made and hidden straw dolls bambarajonov. Them will return in houses. During ritual a priestess and its subordinates enter into a deep trance, searching bambarajonov in the different worlds. From - for such conditions of participants procession reminds dance. As soon as the next doll is found, assistants to a priestess let out shrill cry of pleasure. A straw doll with honour bear in the house, and here there comes fun time: people sing and dance - becomes clear why local residents name gipsies of Borneo. Songs and dancings last some more days, and then inhabitants come back to usual severe life of farmers and fishers.
ALENA MIKLASHEVSKY