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Davao Culinary Tour this August!

It’s going to be my first time to join a Food/Culinary Tour. Being a Kapampangan (from the province of Pampanga, the Culinary center of the Philippines), I love food! I love sauce and delicacies which I think where Kapampangan stands outs. I don’t know what to expect but I am hoping to experience Davao with the food lined up for this tour.

I’m going in the Kadayawan Festival this 2012 and will be joining Grace Plata and her friends in a food tour around Davao. If you want to join us, below is the full itinerary.
PACKAGE RATE:  Php 1,999.00 per person
August 16 Dinner at Swiss Deli
  • Proudly Davao-made deli products (cold cuts and sausages)
  •  Malagos Farmhouse Cheese & Bignay Wine
  • Full Meal (Appetizer to Dessert + Wine)
August 17
  • 5am-10am – Breakfast at Paradise Island Resort
  • (Meet at the Paradise Dock, Sasa Davao City)
  • Samal Island
  • ***Participants can enjoy a quick dip before and after breakfast
  • Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp.
  • Edcil’s Sutokil
  • Sugba, Tola, Kinilaw
  • Buffet
  • Tiny Kitchen
  • Tricycle Ride to Claudio, short walk to Davao Pasalubong Center
  • Jeepney ride to Aldevinco Shopping Center (Pasalubong)
  • Short walk to Chippens Cafe
  • Old-time favorite snacks made the Davao way
Notes:
  • Mode of Transportation on August 17 is mixed (Cab, Tricycle and Jeepney)
  • Transportation Cost included in Tour Rate
Here is a word from the tour coordinator:
I can assure all those going for the full trip will not regret it. Davao can indeed be a gourmand’s paradise not just because of the abundant raw materials but because a lot of really great chef’s have chosen to settle here and most of them have opened restaurants. Swiss Deli is a prime example of that.
You can reach Grace Plata at these numbers: 0908.947.1124 or 0932.367.7524.
Are you going? Do let me know if you are joining. I would be interested to hang out with Tripsiders friends.
See yah!

Source: Tripsiders.Com

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Kadayawan Festival 2012

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

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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.

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Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2012

Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2012

Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2012

It is a celebration of Good Harvest! This globally famous festival is a weeklong celebration and thanksgiving for nature’s bountiful harvest. Kadayawan Festival is being celebrated every 3rd Week of August. A celebration of the plentiful harvests of fruits and orchids during the season. Kadayawan is derived from the prehistoric word “madayaw,” a warm and friendly greeting also used to explain a thing that is valuable, superior, beautiful, good, or profitable, “Kadayawan” in Mandaya means anything that brings fortune, a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living. Ethnic tribes around Mt. Apo usually gathered during the harvest-time when they had a bountiful harvest to give thanks to their gods particularly the all-powerful Bathala (supreme God). According to legend, the occasion is noticeable by happiness, singing, and dancing, as well as offerings to their divine protectors.

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The festival is celebrated in the month of August with floats of fresh flowers and fruits, and indak-indak sa kadalanan or street dancing in colorful costumes. A variety of tribes parade the streets with their tribal costumes and jewelry. The city of Davao comes alive every year in August when it holds it yearly harvest festival. The streets are adorned with local fruit & vegetables while people hold street dances with abandon for four days. The harbour is the venue for native & power boat races. Everybody fights for seats to watch the Horse Fighting wherein stallions fight each other over the rights to mate with a mare. The crowd is sometimes tracked by the horses if they get too close. The last day the street is full of costumed dancers dancing to the local beat & decorated floats with glamorous Mindanao girls as eye candy. It’s a time of fun & abandon. The festivity is not complete without the Bya’Neng ng Kadayawan or the Miss Kadayawan beauty contest. There is also the horsefight, a tribal animal show similar to the bullfight in Spain.

History

The festival began from a government-initiated program called “Unlad Proyekto Davao” in 1986, planned to unite the Davaoeños after the chaotic martial law years and to showcase the city as a peaceful and colorful place to visit and do business in. At the time, it was called “Apo Duwaling,”a name created from the icons Davao was famous for: Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak; durian, the king of fruits; and waling-waling. The queen of orchids. Davao is also home of the majestic Philippine eagle, the national bird. In 1988, the festival was renamed “Kadayawan sa Dabaw” by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to celebrate the city’s unique wealth in flowers, fruits, and ethnic culture.

Today, Kadayawan has transformed into a festival of festivals, the mother of may other festivals in the region as it honors Davao’s artistic, cultural and historical heritage, its past personified by the ancestral “lumads”, its people as they celebrate on the streets, and its floral industry as they parade in full regalia in thanksgiving for the blessings granted on the city.

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Kadayawan sa Dabaw” is an enriching experience with a difference as its explores the past, present and future of the Davaoeños, the Mindanaoans, the Filipinos. Its sights and sounds remain supreme. Be part of the experience.

Du-aw na sa Dabaw! Duyog sa Kadayawan! Maglingaw-lingaw ta!

Article sourcehttp://www.philippinecountry.com/philippine_festivals/kadayawan_sa_dabaw.html

 
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Davao City Kadayawan Festival 2012

Davao City Kadayawan Festival 2012

Kadayawan Festival 2012! Are You Ready?

Are your ready for the most Spectacular Festival in the Philippines? Kadayawan Festival 2012 in Davao city is being prepared for much better and much bigger festival to explode this year in Davao City!

What is Kadayawan Festival?

The term Kadayawan was derived from the Dabawenyo word “Dayaw” which basically means “Excellent, Great, Superb, Valuable, and Beautiful” or simply pertains as a Greeting Word.

Kadayawan Festival 2012, and All the Kadayawan Festivals celebrated from the past years in Davao City expresses gratitude of Dabaweños for the blessings they are receiving from nature, cultural wealth, bounty of harvests, and by merely having a peaceful life in Davao City.

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What to expect in Kadayawan Festival:

1. Floral Float Parade – Amazingly beatiful floats designed skillfully using mainly flowers, and a few other materials and ornaments, parading through the city.

2. Indak-Indakan Sa Kadalan – This most anticipated event of the Kadayawan Festival is a colorful and vivid, Street dancing competition featuring the common tribes of Davao City wearing their traditional tribal suites.

3. Hiyas sa Kadayawan – A beauty pageant with the stunningly beautiful young ladies from different tribes in Davao City.

4. Exhibits and Trade Fairs – Island Tourism services, products of interest and skillful handicrafts will be on display.

5. Other Activities in Kadayawan Festival 2012 composed of:
– Nightly Street Parties
– Cultural Performances
– Sporting Events and Fun Competitions
– Concerts

This years Kadayawan Festival:
– The festival will be held on its usual celebration period that falls within the third week of August.
– Kadayawan Festival 2012 will become more unique and extravagant as it will be in time with Muslims Greatest Festivals “Eidl Fitr” or the post Ramadan.
– A very beautiful flower “The Queen of Philippine Orchids” known also as “Waling-Waling” in the Philippines that blooms only once per year shall be seen and will take part as one of the major surprises for this coming Kadayawan Festival 2012 in Davao City!

Reports more about Kadayawan Festival 2012 which as of the moment hasn’t yet finalized shall be posted here accordingly!

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