Kadayawan Festival

Davao City, Davao del Sur

The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival in the city of Davao in the Philippines. Its name derives from the friendly greeting "Madayaw", from the Dabawenyo word "dayaw", meaning good, valuable, superior or beautiful. The festival is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living. It is held every third week o ...

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Kadayawan Festival News

  • Kadayawan 2018 More Interactive

    Kadayawan Festival director Gatchi Gatchalian said this year's activities will be more interactive than last year.

    "Aside from boasting this year's Kadayawan festival to be bigger, we wanted it to be more engaging for Dabawenyos and tourists alike," Gatchalian said during the Ispeak Forum at the Davao City Hall Thursday, July 12.

    One of the activities is the Dula sa Kadayawan, where visitors and tourists can take part in the tribal games. The event showcases the indigenous and Moro games from the 11 tribes in Davao City, highlighting their recreational traditions.

    "Since there are a l ...

  • Davao Expects 200,000 Tourists For The Kadayawan Festival

    Davao Expects 200,000 Tourists For The Kadayawan Festival

    More than 200,000 tourists are expected to visit Davao City during the month-long 33rd Kadayawan Festival next month, City Tourism Office head Generose Tecson said.

    Tecson said they hope to get more foreign visitors through Silkair's direct flights between the city and Singapore.

    AirAsia announced last month it will discontinue its Davao-Kuala Lumpur flights, the city's second international flight, effective next month due to commercial reasons, only eight months after its maiden flight on December 21, 2017.

    "We are hoping we get more foreign visitors next month. I'm sure they already ...

  • Durian Production Likely To Increase In This Years Kadayawan Festival

    Davaoenos and tourists alike can expect increased supply of durian at this year's Kadayawan Festival.

    According to Larry Miculob, chairman of the Davao Fruit Council, in 2015, said the durian production grew from 40% to as high as 70% increase this year, due in part to the recent technologies and trainings that have been adapted by durian farm owners and manufacturers here.

    Miculob noted that although the production is high, there has been a reduction of durian lands as a result of rapid land use conversion of farmlands to residential areas and subdivisions.

    Miculob went on to say tha ...

  • Kadayawan Festival 2018: Schedule Of Activities

    Kadayawan Festival 2018: Schedule Of Activities

    Kadayawan is a festivity of life and thanksgiving for the plentiful gifts of nature and peaceful living. It derives from the pleasant Dabawenyo greeting, "Madayaw". Dayaw means good, precious, and beautiful. So, if Madayaw is an adjective , Kadayawan is a nown, as in goodness or honesty.

  • Kadayawan Of Davao City

    Kadayawan Of Davao City

    Kadayawan is a festival of thanksgiving for bountiful harvest and tribute to its colorful tribes in Exotic Mindanao. Held every third week of August in my second home Davao City, it is a week-long celebration that interfaces the three aspects; tribal, industrial and arts and entertainment. The festivities are highlighted by the floral float, street-dancing competitions and exhibits showcasing the island?s tourism products and services.

  • Indak-Indak Sa Kadalanan Kadayawan Festival 2017

    Indak-Indak Sa Kadalanan Kadayawan Festival 2017

    Amid Martial Law extension in the whole Island of Mindanao, Davaoenos, Mindanaoans from nearby provinces, local and foreign tourists gathered in the major thoroughfares of the city to witness the much awaited, most watched highlight of Kadayawan Festival, the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan. This spectacular event has been considered as the biggest gathering of different festivals in Mindanao to compete and be hailed the grand champion. This has made Kadayawan the King of Festivals in Mindanao.