Kadayawan Festival 2012
The Kadayawan festival 2012 is an annual festival in the Philippines that takes place in the city of Davao. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate life and the blessings the people experienced over the past year. The origins of this festival go back to ancient times when Davao’s ethnic tribes would meet after a successful harvest in order to thank the “Manama”, or supreme being for their blessings.
Kadayawan Festival 2012 Events
Kadayawan festival 2012 will be held in August like it is every year and it will include the Agro Industrial fair, floral showcases, street parties filled with excitement, floral float parade, crowning of the festival’s queen and the meeting of Philippines’ indigenous tribes and their lively musical concerts. This year’s Kadayawan festival will be held from August 17-19. The commercialized version of this festival started in the 1980s and it draws millions around the world. Davao, where the festival is held, has moderate weather all year round and this leads to consistent fertile land for the growing and harvesting of plants and crops. Another key feature of the Kadayawan festival is the horse fights, but you may not like this if you’re not a fan of animal fighting.
PLANNING FOR THE KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL
If you want to experience the glamour and historical significance of the Kadayawan festival, you should plan at least a year in advance. Purchase some travel books about the Philippines and the city of Davao and read some online articles about traveling to the Philippines. If you have friends from the Philippines, ask them about what to expect at the Kadayawan festival. If you’re unable to travel to the festival, you can watch Youtube videos of the festival.
When you arrive in the Philippines, you want to keep safety in mind. Don’t go in dark and isolated areas of the city at night and never bring your wallet or a purse when you’re in a crowd of people because it puts you in the sight of pickpocketers. Be mindful of the city’s rules and treat the natives with a respectful and pleasant attitude. Ask questions about the festival while visiting and don’t be afraid to visit restaurants and clubs that are off the beaten path as you want to avoid the touristy venues.
In conclusion, Kadayawan festival 2012 is about the celebration of life and blessings so you want to arrive at the
festival ready to savor and learn about the Philippines’s indigenous roots and heritage. The Kadayawan festival is also a time when you get to see a side of the Philippines that is not always seen in tourist brochures or travel magazines.