Kadayawan Festival 2017

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Davao City is the land of the majestic Philippine Eagles and mouth-watering Durian. 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.
The Kadayawan festival is celebrated every August. Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan ( Street Dancing) and Pamulak sa Kadayawan (Floral Float Parade) are the main highlights of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2017. It showcased the different colors, cultures and traditional dances of the different tribes of Davao and Mindanao as they paraded along the city.


Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan will showcase dance contingents from the different regions of Mindanao. A people's celebration and merriment through choreographed and theatrical street-dancing completion anchored on indigenous garbs, cultural performances and wit.

Pamulak sa Kadayawan will showcase of blooming and lush flora in a float parade and competition teeming with artistry as the floats impress the festival's theme and blessings of bounty.

Kadayawan Festival 2017 Schedule of Activities

August 14, 2017
Pag-Abli sa Kadayawan 2017 (Opening Ceremonies) - Magsaysay Park

August 14-20, 2017
Kadayawan Village and Bantawan (Cultural Show) - Magsaysay Park

August 17, 2017
Habi Kadayawan - SM Lanang Premier

August 18, 2017
Subang Sinugdanan ug Panagtagbo (Fluvial Float Parade) - Tionko Field

August 18, 2017
Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2017 - USEP Gym

August 18, 2017
Mugna Kadayawan (Doodle Competition) - Kadayawan Village, Magsaysay Park

August 18-20, 2017
Kaondayawan (Food & Music) - Palma Gil Street (near Peoples Park)

August 19, 2017
Indak - Indak sa Kadalanan - Magsaysay Avenue to San Pedro Square Parade Route

August 19, 2017
Tunog Kadayawan - Abreeza Mall

August 19, 2017
Sayaw Kadayawan - SM City Davao - Annex

August 20, 2017
Pamulak sa Kadayawan - Magsaysay Avenue to San Pedro Square Parade Route

August 20, 2017
Pitik Kadayawan - Magsaysay Avenue to San Pedro Square Parade Route

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