Kaimunan Festival

Tagum City, Davao del Norte

The Kaimunan Festival is a cultural event where different tribal songs, dances, crafts, music and rituals are performed in thanksgiving to God and gathers all tribes to celebrate culture, tradition and identity. It is celebrated annually in the month of October.

Kaimunan Festival News

  • Tagum Holds 16th Kaimunan Festival

    In observance of one of the city's annual celebrations, this year's Kaimunan Festival featured a lot of firsts in its line-up of events that surely served its purpose in recognizing and promoting the rich culture and tradition of this city's indigenous peoples community.

    This year marks the 16th edition of the Kaimunan Festival, which officially commenced last October 3, 2018 with a symbolic opening and a first Inter-Barangay IP Games, both held at the Energy Park, Tagum City.

    The celebration also featured the Panagtigi nang Katigaman sang Pag-indo (Pag-indo Quiz Bowl) last October 5 whe ...

  • Kaimunan Festival A Celebration Of Culture Customs Of Mindanaoan Tribes

    Kaimunan Festival A Celebration Of Culture Customs Of Mindanaoan Tribes

    Tagum City celebrates the unity in diversity of its indigenous peoples at the Kaimunan.

    When indigenous peoples gather, a ritual offering is performed for the glory of the Magbabawa (God). Their dances, tribal songs, and rituals may vary but they all come together as one for Magbabawa.

    The community offers their harvested crops and animals to their god as sign of respect and thanksgiving.

    This ritual is dubbed as Kaimunan and brings different tribes all together: the Mandayas, Ata-Manobos, Kalagans, Dibabawons and Mansakas of Tagum City.

    The gathering is as colorful as the clothes ...

  • Tipanuds Celebrate 12th Kaimunan Festival

    Thousands of lumads converged Friday, October 10, 2014 at the RDR Gymnasium to celebrate the 12th installment of the Kaimunan Indigenous Peoples Festival, where tribal songs, dances, crafts, music and rituals were highlighted as part of Tagum's rich cultural tradition.

    Different cultural presentations and competitions highlighted the three-day run of the festival, as well as a one-day civil registration, medical and dental mission, job matching and registration for IP senior citizens.

    Friday's celebration began with a tribute parade and motorcade leading to the RDR gymnasium, the venue o ...

  • Kaimunan Festival Highlights IPs Rich Culture Tradition

    The rich culture and tradition of this city's indigenous peoples took the spotlight as the 11th year of the Kaimunan Festival formally opened last October 6, 2013 at the Tagum City Pavilion.

    Mayor Allan Rellon heralded the thrust of his administration towards safeguarding the richness of the tradition of the city's indigenous people, thus highlighting them in the four-day Kaimunan festivities.

    Joining the local chief executive in the grand kick-off of the festival were Vice Mayor Geterito T. Gementiza, Councilor Macario Bermudez II and the indigenous peoples of the city.

    This year's c ...