Dayaw Festival

San Fernando City, Pampanga

Dayaw Festival is annually held in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Month observed every October. It showcases the different indigenous groups of the country, and an enriching and interesting array of activities including performances, rituals, forums, traditional cuisine demos, traditional games, arts and crafts exhibit and cultural exchanges among others. It also aims to highlight the ...

importance and richness of indigenous cultures, to discuss issues indigenous peoples face today and facilitate interactions with other indigenous peoples. It also aims to mine traditional knowledge as well as draw inspiration and insight from indigenous ways of life to find solutions for modern problems.

Dayaw Festival News

  • NCCAs Dayaw Brings Indigenous Cultures To Metro Manila Schools

    NCCAs Dayaw Brings Indigenous Cultures To Metro Manila Schools

    With Gabaldon-type school building as background, ethnic groups from different parts of the country and South Korea performed traditional dances, songs and rituals in front of an appreciative crowd of primary and high-school students at Concepcion Elementary School in Marikina recently.

    The performance was part of the celebration of Dayaw, the Philippine indigenous peoples festival observed every October.

    Performing were groups from the Mountain Province, Palawan and Sulu, as well as the Manobo Lapaknon of Caraga, Ati of Antique, Blaan of Southern Mindanao.

    An indigenous group from So ...

  • Dayaw PHs Indigenous Peoples Festival

    Dayaw PHs Indigenous Peoples Festival

    The 'Dayaw' festival brings together indigenous peoples from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to share their culture and heritage.

    With October as Indigenous Peoples Month, the Philippines celebrated Dayaw, a 3-day festival with indigenous peoples from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao coming together and sharing their cultural heritage through music, dances, arts and crafts, stories, and more.

    Dayaw means to present with pride, to show ones best with pride and dignity coupled with excitement, and to honor in different Filipino languages. The universal meaning of the word "dayaw" connotes celebra ...

  • NCCAs Dayaw Fest Holds Indigenous Culture Exhibits In Luneta, US, India

    NCCAs Dayaw Fest Holds Indigenous Culture Exhibits In Luneta, US, India

    Various Philippine ethnolinguistic groups have gathered in Manila to celebrate Dayaw, the National Indigenous Peoples Festival spearheaded by the Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA) led by Alphonsus Tesoro of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

    Running until Oct. 10 at the Rizal Park are performances by indigenous cultural groups (Open Air Theater) and exhibit of traditional architecture (Luneta Fountain).

    In celebration of the National Indigenous Peoples Month, and with the theme "Weaving Cultures," this years Dayaw festivities had i ...

  • Focus On Indigenous Filipinos Legacy And Contributions

    Focus On Indigenous Filipinos Legacy And Contributions

    There aren't enough shows about arts and culture on local TV these days, so we watch Loren Legarda's "Dayaw" on a regular basis, and have been urging other viewers to do the same.

    The good news is that viewer support appears to be doing some good, because "Dayaw" has just been extended to its third season.

    Airing on ANC at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, "Dayaw" seeks to remind viewers about our traditional arts and crafts, and how they continue to form and reflect us as a people.

    All too often, tradition, heritage and values are forgotten in the mad rush of modern life, so??"thanks for the time ...

  • Our Knowledge Our Pride

    So Says the host, Sen. Loren Legarda, of the ANC program Dayaw (which means to take pride). It is a six-part 30-minute documentary series that focuses on the preservation of the country's culture and heritage. Every time an episode begins and ends, she utters the tagline (above title) which summarizes the message of consciousness.

    Dayaw is a commendable celebration of the Filipino culture, of the diverse and distinct Philippine heritage and practices that as people of the nation, we must at least make an effort to understand.

    As a project of the National Commission for Culture and the Ar ...

  • Legarda Let Us Use Indigenous Knowledge Towards Sustainable Devt

    Legarda Let Us Use Indigenous Knowledge Towards Sustainable Devt

    As the 2015 Dayaw Indigenous Peoples' Festival kicks off, Senator Loren Legarda today underscored the importance of indigenous knowledge systems and practices in ensuring sustainable development.

    "The Dayaw IP festival is a very important event because it gives ordinary people a glimpse on the lives of Filipino IPs. It serves as a reminder that regardless of ethnicity, we are one people," said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities.

    She added that the theme of this year's Dayaw Festival,Katutubong Kaalaman para sa Kalikasan at Kapayapaan, "is not only a source of ...