Kadayawan Festival opens this week in Davao City



kadayawan-3.jpg The much awaited Kadayawan Festival 2007  of Davao City opens this week. Unlike the very commercialized versions in the past, organizers  project the festivities this year as focused on the city’s tribal communities.
The theme this year is “Lumadnong Kagikan, Mabungahong Kinaiyahan, Gasa sa Kahitas-an” (Mytranslation: Indigenous ancestry, fruitful Nature, Gift from God.)

Photos taken in 2002, courtesy of Bobby Timonera.

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8 responses to “Kadayawan Festival opens this week in Davao City”

  1. rheajane says :

    yes, August 8-19 davao city is celebrating the kadayawan 2007. We dabawenyos are very much thankful for this coming event that it only happens at davao city. It simply shows how davao city became progressive and more progressive for incoming years. Hiyas ng kadayawan, horse fighting, floral float parade and lastly indak-indak sa kadalanan this are the most spectacular event.

    rhea jane L. caldoza

  2. allan says :

    Kadayawan festival is the culmination of all dabawenyos lifelong dream of fostering peace on all tribes within and around Davao. It is a Thanksgiving with an open heart and an invitation to all those people, be it foreign or local that we and I am so very PROUD to say out loud that the dabawenyo of today boasts and spreads his wings wide open.

    So, tara na mga amigo ug mga amiga , duaw na sa among pasasalamat ning bulan sa pagkahiusa. Kalipay ug kalinaw among ihatag ninyo.

    Tanong nila, DABAWENYO dyud ko… MORE pa…

  3. roy says :

    kinsa pwede maka hatag sa ako sa sked sa DIGMAAN? Salamat daan.

    palihug lang e-mail sa ako @ jonathan_royb@yahoo.com

  4. annalyn says :

    noh ang event ngaun?

  5. ETHEL says :




  6. Vivian M.Sacasan says :

    maganda talaga ang Kadayawan Festival, kahit sa TV ko lang po ito makikita ang kanilang mga activities feel ko rin nasa Davao na po ako. Hope to be there this coming August 2009. May ask a favor? what are the activities of kadayawan festivals this year per area?

  7. febierose says :

    iba tlaga d2 sa davao!! hoOoooooo…..grabeh ang saya!!!!!

  8. Kyshiareah says :

    Its more fun in kadayawan…..(;)

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