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Kadayawan Festival

Kadayawan Festival in Davao City Philippines this August 2012

Davao comes alive with the celebration of the “Kadayawan sa Dabaw”. The Kadayawan is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture and history, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living. The festival pays tribute to Davao’s artistic, cultural and historical heritage. Exciting events include the search for the “HIyas sa Kadayawan “. The festival symbol who will represent the MIndanawon fashion and floral arts, river festival, indigenous music exhibition, dance competitions, trade fair, food and music parties, street dancing, and floral float parade. (Every 3rd week of August) . This weeklong celebration coincides with the harvest of fruits, such as the durian, lanzones, mangosteen and rambutan, and the bloom of the Waling- waling, the “Queen of Orchids.”

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Major thoroughfare are set ablaze with tribal dances and music with the “Indak indak sa Kadalanan” (street dancing), a spectacle of graceful performers in ethnic- inspired garments, and the Floral Float Parade, which features floral and agricultural bounties.

The festival showcases Mindanao’s arts and culture heritage with ethno-cultural presentations, agro-industrial trade fair, festivals expo, tribal music, dance competitions, food fiesta, horsefight, river festival, world music festival, street parties, concerts. (www.kadayawan.com)

Kadayawan
A Mandaya word which means for anything that brings a fortune, a derivative from the primitive word “dayaw”, meaning good, or “madayaw”, a warm and friendly Mandaya greeting, also used in describing a thing that is valuable, superior, bountiful or profitable.

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Kadayawan Festival – Davao City, Philippines

Kadayawan Festival – Davao City, Philippines

Kadayawan Festival – Davao City, Philippines

I would say that Kadayawan Festival is a Thanksgiving Ceremony intended to appease the Supreme Being. This ritual has been observed long time ago y the ethnic tribe of Davao residing at the foot of Mt Apo. It is a thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest.

To read more about the history of Kadayawan Festival please click here: Kadayawan

Today, Kadayawan Festival is being celebrated with various community activity such as street dancing parade, float parade and beauty pageant and the like. It is usually being celebrated during the month of August.

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