Davao Kadayawan Festival 2018 Schedule of Events and Activities

Kadayawan sa Davao 2018 photo by Constantine Agustin via Foter

Event Schedule: Kadayawan Festival 2018

Are you excited for the upcoming Kadayawan sa Davao Festival? This weeklong event is celebrated every third week of August as a thanksgiving ritual for having an abundant harvest. As expected, Kadayawan Festival 2018 will be crowded due to the availability of more flights from Manila. Because of this, you should book your airline and hotel accommodation (visit Agoda) in advance.

Kadayawan Festival 2018 Schedule of Activities photo by DAbawenyong Maniniyot
Kadayawan Festival 2018 Schedule of Activities photo by DAbawenyong Maniniyot Photo by Jeshurun Flores on Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Kadayawan is derived from the local dialect’s friendly greeting, “Madayaw,” which means “treasured or valuable.”

According to the report available from the Davao City Tourism website, the festival’s history is dated back to the thanksgiving rituals that were done by the Davao locals when they meet at Mt. Apo to express their appreciation to a god known as “Manama.” More often than not, their offerings ranges from farm produce, fresh fruits, rice, and green vegetables.

During the celebration, there will be a street dance competition, art exhibits, trade fairs and a float parade that will highlight the flora and fauna and other products from the region.

In the previous years, local and foreign visitors tend to shop for farm products. Since fruits are abundant during this season, most of them are affordable for everyone plus you get the chance to have a glimpse of how the foods are prepared in some events.

Kadayawan sa Davao 2018 photo by Constantine Agustin via Foter
Kadayawan sa Davao 2018 photo by Constantine Agustin via Foter Photo by Constantine Agustin on Foter.com / CC BY-SA

The Pamulak decorated float parade, Pitik Kadayawan (drum beating), and the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan street-dancing competitions will be the highlight of the week-long Kadayawan sa Dabaw. Various Mindanao provinces will bring more color and fun to the festival as they participate in most of the festival activities.

The Davao Kadayawan Festival scheduled activities and venues are as follows:

  • Kadayawan sa Davao Opening Day – August 10, 2018
  • Indak Indak sa Kadayawan – August 18, 2018
  • Pamulak sa Kadayawan – August 19, 2018

The parade route of Indak Indak sa Kadayawan and Pamulak sa Kadayawan will be from Magsaysay Avenue to San Pedro Square.

So what are you waiting for? Book your flights as early as now to enjoy the 33rd Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival this August!

Things to Do in Davao City and Nearby Towns

Where to Stay in Davao City for Kadayawan Festival 2018

2018 Kadayawan sa Dabaw photo by Dabawenyong Maniniyot via Foter
2018 Kadayawan sa Dabaw photo by Dabawenyong Maniniyot via Foter Photo by Jeshurun Flores on Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

How to Get to Davao City

By Air

Fly from Manila (less than two hours) to Davao via the Davao International Airport.

Flights are also available from other key cities such as Butuan, Clark, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Dipolog, Iloilo, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Zamboanga and even Singapore.

Land

Buses are available from Manila and key points in Mindanao, including Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Digos, General Santos, Kidapawan, Koronadal, Surigao and Tagum.

Sea

There are ferries that travel from Manila to Davao.

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