Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Colors of Davao: Kadayawan Festival 2012

Davao City, bursting with vibrant colors, celebrated the 27th Kadayawan Festival following last year's theme, 10 Tribes, 1 Vibe.

Dubbed as The King of Festivals, Kadayawan Festival is known for its colorful dances and parades which celebrates the natural abundance of the region and serves as a thanksgiving ritual by the locals to "Manama" or the Supreme Being.

Kadayawan Festival Davao 2012

It was my second time to experience Kadayawan Festival but I thought that this year's Kadayawan was more exciting and more fun compared last year.

Here are some of my photos I took during the Pamulak sa Dalan event (Floral Float Parade). All photos were taken using my DSLR camera (Canon EOS 1100D) armed with an L-series 70-200 mm telephoto lens. Mind you, the whole equipment were heavy. Add the fact that I need to squeeze my way just to have a better view (this year, I didn't get a media pass). Despite the intense heat of the sun, and the crowd (I am 50 shades darker by the way), everything was worth it.

What a great way to spend my weekend!

Kadayawan Festival Davao 2012
Parade along Pelayo Street

Kadayawan Festival Davao 2012
Different faces of Kadayawan Festival

Kadayawan Festival Davao 2012
Weaving at The Apo View Hotel

Kadayawan Festival Davao 2012
Intricately designed.

Kadayawan Festival Davao 2012
Excited crowd!

Kadayawan Festival Davao 2012
Beautiful float!

Congratulations to the winners of Pamulak Kadayawan 2012! 

Big Category: 

1st Place - Kisan Lu Lands, Inc.
2nd Place - International Pharmaceutical, Inc. (IPI)
3rd Place - DMMA College

Small Category: 

1st Place - Villar Foundation (CSR Arm of Camella Homes)
2nd Place - Synnex Concentrix Corp.
3rd Place - Sr. Sto. Niño de Davao



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