It means 'Happy Harvest Festival 2012', its the time of the year where all the Sabahan celebrates the sacrifice that Huminodun has made in order to save the villagers from starving to death. If you happened to be in Sabah during the festival, you'll know how happening it is throughout the month of May!
|Read more about the backgroud of Kaamatan HERE.|
The climax of the celebration is always on the 30th and 31st of May and it always take place at KDCA, Kota Kinabalu. I don't always get a chance to be there for the celebration and the last time I was there, I was selling off my 'I ♥ Keningau' and 'I ♥ Sabah' t-shirt, haha.
All I know about the place during Kaamatan is that its crowded with sea of people, most importantly its where you get to see most of the lovely and beautiful Sabahan girls. People in their traditional outfit, foods everywhere. Not sure about the tapai (traditional rice wine) and booze but assuredly it's not something too difficult to find during that season :D
If you really want to visit the most exciting time in Sabah, then I strongly suggest to visit during the month of May; where every district, every town and everywhere you go, it will not be lack of celebration. Yes, Kaamatan is like Christmas and Hari Raya combined celebration in Sabah.
|My lil' cousin (right). Oh how much she has grown xD|
Happy Kaamatan to my fellow Sabahan! Don't drink too much and drive xD