SIBU: This year’s Sarawak Day celebration will be held in physical form at the Sibu Indoor Stadium here on July 22, after two years of a hybrid format during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event will begin at 8am, state Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah told a press conference on Wednesday (June 15).
She said Sarawak Day is one of the major events on the state’s calendar and was first celebrated in 2016.
“July 22 has been declared a public holiday in the state so that the date will be observed by all Sarawakians as an important moment in history to spread the spirit of love for Sarawak,” she said.
As such, she said it should be remembered by every level of Sarawak society, especially the younger generation.
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She called on the public to fly the state flag at their respective premises in gratitude and celebration.
“Hopefully, the Sarawak Day celebration this year will unite the people in appreciating the spirit of patriotism, the struggles of the past and also the present as we face various challenges.
“Appreciate what we have achieved (on the way to becoming) a harmonious state,” she added.
A dance themed “Thousand Hands, Thousand Hopes” will also be performed.
The public is invited to the Sibu stadium which is limited to a capacity of 800 for the celebration.
The public can also watch the celebration live via the Ukas Facebook page or on the big screen at Dataran Tuanku Haji Bujang sibu.
“A fireworks display will also take place at the town square,” Fatimah added.