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

  • Why Life Is Here

    Why Life Is Here

    They say that "the magical thing about home is that it feels good to leave and it feels better to come back." I will always feel that way about the city where my heart will always be home - Davao.

  • Kuwento, Kultura Ng Mga Pangkat-etniko, Ibinida Sa Kadayawan Street Dance Competition

    Kuwento, Kultura Ng Mga Pangkat-etniko, Ibinida Sa Kadayawan Street Dance Competition

    Nabuhayan ang mga kalsada ng Davao City sa paggalaw ng mga mananayaw na kalahok sa "Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan" street dancing competition.

    May 13 grupo ang lumahok sa okasyong bahagi ng taunang Kadayawan Festival ng lungsod.

    Ibinida nila ang mga kuwento at kultura ng iba-ibang pangkat-etniko mula Davao region at Maguindanao.

    lan sa mga tema ng mga pagtatanghal ay ang pagkakaisa ng mga pangkat-etniko, kabuhayan at ang trahedyang iniwan ng bagyong Pablo sa Mindanao noong 2012.

    Umindak ang mga mananayaw sa mga kalsada ng lungsod hanggang sa humantong sa Kadayawan Square para sa grand s ...

  • Kadayawan

    I've been living in Davao City since I was 12 years old, but I've never experienced Kadayawan. Being an introvert discourages me from going out and participating in activities which involve a lot of people crowding together in an area. Even if I've never actually seen it, I do know that it's a celebration of the bountiful harvest which takes place on the third week of August, and it also showcases the culture of the local tribes in Davao City. Kadayawan comes from the Mandaya word "madayaw," a greeting reserved for beautiful things.

    Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gave the festival its off ...

  • Kadayawan How It Began

    Kadayawan How It Began

    Kadayawan Festival gained popularity with its highlights of bountiful harvest of the people of Davao city including the Lumad, Moro, and Christian group.

    But more than anything else, the festival is rooted in time of how the province of Davao maintained a celebration of thanksgiving with no tribal borders.

    The festival's origins can also be traced back to the 1970's when Elias B. Lopez, a Bagobo decent and city mayor at that time, founded few tribal festivals which highlighted thanksgiving rituals and ceremonies of the indigenous and Muslim group of Mindanao.

    In 1986, this group of fe ...

  • Beautiful Filipina Girls And A Canadian In The Philippines (Filipino Festival)

    Somehow I ended up with three beautiful Filipina girls in Davao City...

    On a float for the Kadayawan Festival parade!!!

    This was so cool! I ended up randomly getting contacted by the float parade director while driving to Davao City. He asked if I wanted to literally join the Pamulak sa Kadayawan (flower float parade) I was going to watch... and so I did! In this video you will see one Canadian guy, three Filipina girls, a group of drummers and a whole bunch of beautiful people in Davao City!

    Kadayawan Festival is amazing! And I had the chance to get a unique perspective of it.

  • Kadayawan Floats At A Glance

    Kadayawan Floats At A Glance

    Traditional colorful floats dominated this year's Pamulak sa Kadayawan and Pitik Kadayawan as the city celebrated the last day of the 33rd Kadayawan Festival.

    Floral floats focused on the free interpretation in the celebration of life, thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, and the bounties of a harvest of the city, its traditions, myths, and legends which depicted this year's theme:"STAND TALL UNITED "RESILIENT"

    At six in the morning last August 19, Davaoe┼łos as well as local and international tourists flocked the main city streets to witness the Pamulak sa Ka ...