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Kadayawan Festival 2016 Schedule of Activities

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Kadayawan Festival

Kadayawan Festival 2016

Now that the Philippines has a newly elected President, incumbent President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, people became more interested in knowing and exploring more about Davao where the incoming president served for almost 20 years. This coming 12th of August, Davao will start celebrating its 31st Kadayawan Festival.

Kadayawan Festival 2016
Kadayawan Festival 2016 By GinaD – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Kadayawan festival is an annual festival held in Davao City. It was said that the origin of this festival was the thanksgiving offerings made by the locals in Davao’s Mount Apo to express their gratitude to their diety named “Manama.” The name of festival “Kadayawan” came from the local dialect “Madayaw.” Madayaw means something with utmost importance, precious or in other terms a treasured valuable. It gives clearance on why the said celebration is about thanksgiving.

Fresh fruits, vegetables, rice and other farm products are put on a mat to be offered. Not only that, loud singing, energetic dancing and ululations were also made by the locals to make the offerings more appealing. Up to this day, it is good to say that that the festival was preserved and have not changed much but there are still minor changes. Some of these are the Kadayawan festival gives way to some independent festivals while remaining the main theme of the celebration which is thanksgiving and has also combined cultural and historic influences.


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Davao Kadayawan Festival 2016
Davao Kadayawan Festival 2016 By GinaD – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

During the festival, local and foreign visitors tend to shop for farm products. In this point, form products are made affordable for everyone plus you get the chance to have a glimpse of how the foods are prepared.

The festival is celebrated every third week of August. As expected, the numbers of tourists soar high. Because of this, you should make accommodation bookings in advance.

The scheduled activities and venues are as follows:

DATE TIME ACTIVITY VENUE
08-12-16 8:00 AM- 11 AM

 

4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Cerium  Race

Fashion Presentation of HiyassaKadayawan

Magallanes, CM Recto, Rizal Legazpi

Gaisano South Citimall

08-13-16 SKIM Davao 3rd Whoosh NatinalSkimboarding Event MerGrande Ocean Resort
08-14-16 6:00 AM- 1:00 PM Flight of the Eagles Magsaysay park-Malagos
08-15-16 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM WAW Davao Recreational Kayak Race Davao Marina Mark
08-16-16 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM

 

10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

 

 

5:30 PM- 6:00 PM

 

7:00 PM

Davao Whale Watching

 

Preliminaries of the SayawMindanaw

 

Mass and Promenade of Pasasalamat

Concert of 200 Voices

Lasang, Davao City

 

SM City Davao

 

 

Quezon Park

 

Centennial Park

08-16-16 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

 

 

10:00 AM-6:00 PM

 

 

7:00 PM

 

 

 

7:00 PM

 

 

9:00 AM- 8:00 PM

7:00 PM- August 18

WAW Davao Surfing 101

 

Preliminaries of the SAYAW MINDANAW

 

Search for Festival Symbol or HIYAS SA KADAYAWAN

 

Mindanao Fashion Show or UROG ETNIKA

 

Ikabana International Exhibit

Chemas Beach Resort

 

 

SM City Davao

 

 

SM City Davao

 

 

 

SM City Davao

 

 

NCCC Mall Ground Level Palma Gil Street

08-17-16 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

 

 

 

8:00 AM- 6:00 PM

 

9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

 

 

4:00 PM- 8:00 PM

 

7:30 PM- 11:30 PM

 

6:30 PM- 12:00 MN

WAW Davao Sports Fishing and Island Hopping

 

Kasamongan Festival

 

Davao River Festival or SUBA SA KINABUHI

 

AGONGAN UG KULINTANGAN

 

2nd Global PWU-PWC Alumni

Island Garden City of Samal

 

 

IIPE Grounds

 

Davao River Promenade

 

 

Matina Town Square

 

 

The Venue

 08-18-16  morning until afternoon

 

9:00 AM- 12:00 NN

 

 

1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

 

 

 

4:30 PM- 10:00 PM

 

 

 

morning until afternoon

 

7:00 PM

 

 

6:00 PM- 12:00 MN

 Globe Intensity G Caravan

 

Davao Horse Rite or HURAWAN

 

Indigenous Peoples Festival or LUMADNONG KAGIKAN

 

WAW Davao Sunset Cruise and Moonlight Cruise

 

ABS CBN Global Concert

 

SAYAW MINDANAW FINALS

 

Blue Roost: Ateneo de Manila National Reunion

 

Rizal Park

 

 

Gaisano Mall of Davao

 

Davao Gulf

Rizal Park

SM City Davao

 

The Marco Polo Davao

 

08-19-16 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

 

 

 

9:00 AM-9:00 PM

 

 

 

12 :00 NN- 3:00 PM

 

2:00 PM- 5:00 PM

 

7:30 PM

 

 

 

7:30 PM- 2:00 AM

 

 

7:00 PM

 

9:00 AM-5:30 PM

WAW Davao Barkadahan: An Island Getaway

Street Dancing or INDAK-INDAK SA KADALANAN

Ginoong Kadayawan

Longest Durian Roll

David Pomeranz Concert

Street Disco or YANOG UG YUGYUGAN SA KADALANAN

M.O.R. For Life! Street Party

Airsoft Games

 

Davao Gulf

 

Major City Routes

 

 

 

NCCC Mall

 

Roxas Avenue

 

NCCC Mall Conventional Hall

Major City Routes

 

Bonifacio Street – Legaspi Street

RMC Gym

 

08-20-16 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

 

1:30 PM- 5:30 PM

 

 

5:30 PM- 12:00 MN

WAW Davao Diving 101

Floral Float Parade or HALAD @

PASALAMAT NI MAYOR SA KATAWHAN CONCERT

 

 

 

 

Major Downtown Areas

 

Rizal Park

 

 

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So what are you waiting for? Book your flights as early as now to enjoy the 31st Kadayawan Festival at its finest!

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