SARIKEI – The Bumiputra Pastoral Committee of St Anthony’s Church orgainised a Hari Gawai Ngiling Bidai (closing of the Hari Gawai) on 15 June at the Jubilee Hall. About 250 parishioners from the Iban Home Cell and lay movement leaders came to celebrate the occassion.
The celebration began with a Gawai Mass in the morning. Later, the organising chairman, Paul Narok thanked everyone for cooperating to ensure the success of the celebration. Parish priest, Fr Joseph Sebastian, stressed on the theme of the celebration: ‘Se-ati, segulai enggau sejalai’ (One heart, oneness and one way).
The Ngiling Bidai was celebrated in a traditional way with traditional music and dances.