Now there's a valid reason to spend the long weekend here in Davao!
Dubbed as the 'King of Festivals', Kadayawan Festival is celebrated every third week of August. The said festival is an annual thanksgiving celebration for the bountiful blessings that the city received.
|Collage of my Kadayawan shots, taken last year.|
It will still follow last year's theme: Ten Tribes, One Vibe. The tribes of Ata, Matigsalug, Ovu-Manuvo, Klata-Djangan, Tagabawa, Tausog, Maguindanao, Maranao, Kagan, and Sama are the ethnic groups that comprised the 10 different tribes of Davao.
Here's the schedule of the Kadayawan Festival 2012:
Kadayawan Festival has officially started yesterday and its highlights, such as Indak-indak sa Kadalan, Hiyas ng Kadayawan and Pamulak are slated on the third week. Kadayawan Festival brings this festive mood to everyone as tribes and locals greet you "Madayaw", a local word which means "good". One can surely expect that this year's Kadayawan Festival will be bigger and bolder.
Last year, I had the chance to cover the Kadayawan Festival and I really had a blast, despite the scorching heat of the sun! The streets were so colorful and the city has never been THAT lively! Here are some of my shots during the Indak-indak sa Kadalan. All photos were taken using my Canon A480, a point-and-shoot camera.
|San Pedro Street|
Fly to Davao and experience Kadayawan Festival, the King of Festivals.