Kotobian Tadau Kaamatan
It is with great pleasure that I wish my Sabahan Kadazandusun friends Happy Harvest Festival (Kotobian Tadau Kaamatan), which I believe will be celebrated very soon. There will be an air of festivity and celebration in the various corners of Sabah not only amongst the Kadazandusun but also everyone in Sabah as they come and visit relatives and friends.
I, too wish to thank my great friend Doc Bala, from ERE Consulting Group for having me in their mind during this Harvest Festival and I suppose Mr. Paul of NREB Sarawak who himself is a Bidayuh will be happy too when recieving this card.
The message in the card tells the story of the Creator by the name of Kinoingan who gives us this precious rice grain so that we would never be hungry. He had to sacrifice his daughter Huminodun and from this ultimate act of love, rice (paddy) grew from her body parts. Today we repay the deed by honouring Bambaazon, the spirit of Huminodun. The ceremony is our Tadau Ka'amatan.