Aside for the Philippines largest eagle, Davao City is also famous for its yearly festival called Kadayawan. If you love fresh fruits, street party, good food, friendly and beautiful people then you should visit Davao City for this years Kadayawan Festival 2013.
Kadayawan Festival 2013
Kadayawan Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities
The word Kadayawan comes from a Mandaya word “Madayaw” which means “good, valuable, or beautiful”, the festival showcases Davao’s rich culture, bountiful harvest, thanksgiving for nature and a celebration of life.
Kadayawan Festival is a month long celebration and is usually held in the third week of August during the harvest season of local produce and the blooming Davao’s exotic flowers.
During the Festival, the streets of Davao City are filled with cultural dancers wearing colorful costumes while parading in the assigned festival route.
Some of the activities for Kadayawan Festival 2013 is the famous Pamulak Kadayawan (floral float parade and competition) and the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan ( Kadayawan Festival Street dancing competition) which are expected to be witnessed by thousands of filipino and foreign tourists. Hiyas sa Kadayawan is also held every year to showcase the ladies of Davao wearing beautiful tribal costumes.
The festival also offers Exhibits and Trade Fairs where tourists can shop for tourism services, local food products, artistically made handicrafts.
Heres the Kadayawan 2013 tentative Schedule of Activities:
August 17, 2013 – Indak-Indak sa Kadalalan – A street dance competition which is participated by different schools, communities, and organization in their colorful tribal costumes and jewels.
August 18, 2013 – Pamulak sa Dalan – This is a colorful floral float parade depicting Davao’s abundant natural resources and rich flora and fauna.
How to get to Davao City?
If you are coming from Luzon and Visayas, several airlines offers daily flights Davao City. Here are the list of airlines that offers flights to Davao City:
- Cebu Pacific www.cebupacificair.com
- Philippine Airlines www.philippineairlines.com
- PAL Express www.flypalexpress.com
- Zest Airways www.flyzest.com
- SEAir www.flyseair.com
- AirAsia www.airasia.com/ph
Where to Stay in Davao?
Checkout Bookings for list of Davao City Hotels.
We will be posting updates about Kadayawan Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities soon.