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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 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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Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Kadayawan 2012

 

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Kadayawan Festival in Davao City Philippines

Kadayawan Festival in Davao City Philippines

Kadayawan Festival in Davao City

The perfect time to visit Davao would be August, when the city stages one of the most colorful festivals in the Philippines. Kadayawan Festival is an annual thanksgiving celebration for a bountiful harvest. Various activities, including street dancing, tribal parades, trade fairs, flower shows, and horse fight competitions, are lined up during the weeklong festival.

There are other notable festivals that tourists must not miss out. Usually the golden months of Philippine festivals are January, April, May, and December. That’s why it is advised to place your reservations to hotels and resorts for your preferred accommodations and vacation packages in advance.

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Posted by on June 19, 2012 in Kadawayan Fest 2012

 

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