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

  • Wnners Of 2017 Hulagway Sa Kadayawan Contest

    Wnners Of 2017 Hulagway Sa Kadayawan Contest

    Out of the 266 entries, 22 contestants emerged as winner in this years Hulagway sa Kadayawan photo competition.

    Photographer William Lee Chins Kulas bagged the grand prize.

    Jefry Tupas, the Davao City Information Officer said Chins photo stood out because of the message.

    He said the photo showing Canadian internet sensation Kyle Kulas Jennerman being taught how to dance by indigenous peoples at the Peoples Park showed how everyone truly celebrated the festival at a time when there are challenges in Mindanao and when the entire island has been placed under Martial Law.

    The photo was ...

  • The Colors Of The Kadayawan Tribal Village

    Thanks to a resolution approved by the Davao City Council on Tuesday 29th August, the Kadayawan Tribal Village at Ramon Magsaysay Park is extended until December to allow more people to visit and learn from the showcase of the 11 tribes of Davao City -- Ata, Klata, ObuManuvu, Matigsalug, Tagabawa, Tausug, Maguindanaon, Iranun, Kagan, Maranao and Sama.

    When I visited during the Kadayawan Festival, I discovered the fine replicas of village houses that were hand-built out of indigenous materials and are unique to each tribe.

    In todays world full of black and white, the tribal village remind ...

  • Travel Guide To Davaos Kadayawan Festival 2017

    Travel Guide To Davaos Kadayawan Festival 2017

    From joining Paoay's Guling Guling Festival to Kalibo's Ati atihan Festival, it seems that the universe is making me attract the Philippines' best local festivals! AirAsia Ph, an airlines that I truly use for booking the most affordable flights in my whole life flew me to experience the colorful Kadayawan Festival in Davao. I was way over the moon when I got that last minute chance because this also means ticking off another province in my bucketlist!

  • Must See Festival In The Philippines, Kadayawan Davao City

    Davao City is simply amazing.

    If you haven't been to Kadayawan Festival. YOU HAVE TO GO! This was the first time I ever checked out the "Tribal Games" at People's Park! It was so cool seeing the different tribes of Davao showcase their unique sports, skills and games!

    Of course. I had to save energy for the amazing "Indak-Indak" street dancing Festival!


    Super Apir!

  • The 11 Tribes In Davao Iranun

    The 11 Tribes In Davao Iranun

    The recent Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival created much stir especially with its Cultural Village at the Magsaysay Park, which gave visitors and residents alike a glimpse of the 11tribes that live in harmony in Davao City. While Kadayawan has been focusing on the indigenous peoples for some time now, the construction of a Cultural Village somehow underscored the various ways of living and culture of these tribes, who are both indigenous and settlers. For the next issues, Sun.Star Davao will be featuring the different tribes for a deeper look into these people that make the city distinct.

    The mo ...

  • Parade Of Colors In Indak-indak Sa Kadayawan

    Parade Of Colors In Indak-indak Sa Kadayawan

    The Indak-indak sa Kadayawan last Saturday on August 19 has imbedded the colorful culture of the different tribes within and outside Davao City.

    The crowd cheered for their different favorite contingents as 18 different schools compete for the title.

    The Kadayawan Square was jampacked with photographers who were all eyes on the almost three feet tall stage where glorious presentations were held. Diwatas, gods, and deities of different tribes surely cannot be missed.

    Diwatas, gods, and deities of different tribes surely cannot be missed.

    It mirrored the celebration of joy, of safet ...