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Kaamatan Festival 2020 Offers to Look for

Kaamantan Festival is a harvest festival that highlights the Unduk Ngadau which is known as beauty pageant and Sugandoi called singing contents was announced to be organized online this year.


Kaamatan also known as Pesta Kaamatan is a form of harvest festival that is celebrated annually in the state of Sabah in Malaysia. The festival is celebrated for the whole month of May by the ethnic Kadazan-Dusuns as well as the other related groups in the state.

Why it is celebrated:

It was believed that in olden days people suffered from a great famine. In the kingdom many people were suffering with the shortage of food. Then the Kinoingan, a God took pity towards the people and in order to save the people, he scarified his own daughter Huminodun and sowed her over the land.

The crops were harvested and the people were saved. And the people believe that the spirit of Huminodun is embodied in the rice and therefore it is called as Bambarayon or Bambazon.


About the festival:

Kaamatan is a joyous occasion for friends and family when everyone makes time to appreciate each other. The last day of Kaamatan a closing ceremony known as The Humabot Ceremony is organized that includes variety of activities, entertainment, dances, food and delicacies throughout the day. The ceremony is important to ensure the farmers will be able to harvest again in the next season.

People perform traditional folk dance which is one of the most important dances and an absolute must-do dance that is inspired by eagle flying patterns witnessed by farmers during the festival. The Unduk Ngadau beauty pageant is held to commemorate the spirit of Huminodun.

During the festival almost everyone dresses in traditional costumes while the elders perform the traditional dance. You can grab Zalora coupons to have the best shopping experience with excellent discounts applied on things purchased.

The significant celebration of culture and heritage is what makes the festival so special. It is the harvest festival that sets the value of patience, diligence and hard work.

Ramzan: Let’s Nourish the Seed of Good Deeds.

Ramzan is also known as RAMADAN.  The Ramadan is a holy month during which the Muslim around the world observes fast for the whole month. The fasting starts from an hour before daybreak till after sunset and during the day mean absence from food and water. The Word Ramadan in Arabic means extreme dryness and intolerable heat. The severe norms for fasting are enforced as a pathway for reaching the ultimate eternity.

Importance of Ramzan to Muslims:

Ramzan festival is very important time across the world because of the prevailing practices among the Islamic People. It is the month when the holy book that Muslims follow called ‘Quran’, the word of Allah for mankind was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. So during this month recitation of the Quran is also done. The whole month becomes auspicious with everybody observing the Roza and Namaz.

Celebration of Month of Ramzan:

The first day of Ramzan is started with the sighting of the astronomical new moon.  The Muslims observe the fast for a period that lasts for 29 to 30 days depending on the appearance of the full moon, the next month. The fasting during this period is called as “Roza”. The fasting is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah or God. The five pillars of Islam which form the basis of how Muslims live their lives. The fasting is one of the pillars of Islam and other four pillars are faith, prayer, charity and making the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.

Ramzan is the month of self-introspection and self-restraint, penance and prayers. People fast for the whole day and take their meal before the sun rise called “Suhur” and then fast for the whole day without food and water. The roza is broken at the end of the day eating food or snacks known as “Iftaar” which everyone share with the family members, relatives and dear ones.  They offer prayer during the night and recite the 1/30th portion of the Quran so as to complete it by the end of Ramzan.

The last 10 days of Ramadan are more important because it was the period during which the revelation of the book of the prophet is completed. During this period the Muslims keep awake all night praying or listening to sermons by Ulema or the high priest.

Then Ramzan is the very important festival of Muslims. Everyone during this month they go for shopping and buy new clothes, gifts for the whole family, friends and loved ones as it is the festival of giving and sharing bother hood. Many people offer clothes and many things for charity on this day and many store and sites offer huge discounts and sales on this day. You can visit Zalora store for all the latest offers on this festival.


Eid-Ul-fitr is a very happy festival and is celebrated all over world among the Muslims. It is also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast” which is celebrated at the end of Ramadan. The celebration lasts for up to three days and involves praying, feasting and giving gifts and charity. It is also very special for children’s who gets gifts and money called ‘Eidy’ after having joined the elders at mass prayers and paying respect to them.

Eid-Ul-Fitr brings a message of peace, friendship and brotherhood, and   is displayed by ‘Eid-Milan’ which means embracing and celebrating together. They invite friends, relatives and business axquaintances to their home for ‘Eid-Milan’ and serve lot of delicious festive foods including “Sewaiyaan” which is also known as ‘paisam’ in Southern India.