Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Davao City : Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2012 Schedule

Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival Highlights

Opening Ceremonies & Indigenous Peoples Panagtagbo
August 3, Friday
People's Park Great Lawn

The festival will open with a Thanksgiving Mass for the year of blessing and bounty, followed by a showcase of the color and culture of the 10 Tribes of Davao through music and dance.

Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2012
Talent Night - August 15, Wednesday, 6pm at Gaisano Mall of Davao
Finals - August 17, Friday, 6pm at Davao City Recreation Center

Hiyas sa Kadayawan is the search for the indigenous young lass who, up until the present is knowledgeable of her indigenous culture and wisdom through a pageantry of Mindanaoan myths and legends. Ten young women from the respective distinguished tribes of Davao will be presented in their indigenous garbs, cultural performance, interview and indigenous attire.

Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan
August 18, Saturday
Around Davao City (from Roxas Avenue to San Pedro Street)

A street dancing competition along Davao’s major thoroughfares which will culminate in a grand showdown in the Rizal Park area.

Pamulak Kadayawan
August 19, Sunday

Around Davao City (from Roxas Avenue to San Pedro Street)

A grand parade of floral floats from competing and non-competing entries will be staged at the city’s major thoroughfares. 

10 Tribes, 1 Vibe!

Philippines has diverse cultural origin, like in Davao City wherein its origin comes from the ten indigenous tribes. These tribes are composed of Ata, Matigsalug, Ovu-Manuvo, Klata-Djangan, Tagabawa, Tausog, Maguindanao, Maranao, Kagan and Sama.

Though they have of different cultures, traditions, beliefs and practices, these tribes are very much connected by a common origin that binds them together as one and the same…an origin that traces to the very core of the history of Davao City.
The term "Kadayawan" is derived from the Mandaya word “madayaw”, a warm and friendly greeting used to explain a thing that is valuable, superior, beautiful, good, or profitable. (Source : Kadayawan & Davao City Government)

Here's the complete Schedule of the Kadayawan Festival 2012 :

Photo Courtesy : Davao City Government


4 Con Tour Passers by:

  1. Thanks for posting. Hope you can personally witness these series of events here in Davao City.

  2. @Anonymous.

    I am eyeing this year's Kadayawan, but unfortunately, the schedule is in conflict with kid's school family day. So I need to postpone again my visit. Maybe next year would hopefully be a good timing. Thanks for visiting my site.

  3. Inggit ako! Andami ko kilala photographers na pupunta, di ako kasama :(


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