Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bulan Pelepak (Month of Plentiful)

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Description

This month coincides with the month of August.

Timing

The Three Star takes over from the Seven Sisters and rise high in the sky. The wind drops and the sea is calm. The fish begin to come out and play. This marks the sixth month.

Events

It is time for the second fishing season where the catch will be bountiful and the fishermen will enjoy fishing and will have plenty of fish to prepare for the forthcoming monsoon season , which will be long and when no work can be done due to the wind and heavy rain.

This plentiful fishing season will last until the beginning of Bulan Pegalan (September).


source: Disappearing culture

Note:
The calendar is a translation from handwritten notes of the ancient calendar given by the late Godfrid Albert Yaman @ Yaman bin Guan, who was also the founder of the Melanau Associations throughout Sarawak.

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