Binding Davao City from 11 to 1: Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2016
The “King of Festivals” is back, and though the current city administration promises a simpler and more meaningful celebration, it doesn’t take away the fact that Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2016 will be just as colorful as it has been.
KADAYAWAN SA DABAW 2016. A celebration of culture, heritage, and harvest. Image from Kadayawan 2016 Facebook page
This year’s Kadayawan Sa Dabaw promises to uphold the ideals that it has stood by since the beginning: recognizing our Lumad and Muslim brothers and sisters while still celebrating the bountiful harvest of Davao City and its nearby villages.
YES, IT CAN BE SIMPLIFIED. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be as raucous as it has always been. Image from City Government of Davao Facebook page
Kadayawan Sa Dabaw 2016 will take place from August 15 – 21, and brings it all to form during its last two days. The Indak-Indakan sa Kadalan or Street Dancing Competition will brighten up the city’s streets on August 20 while the Pamulak sa Kadayawan (Floral Float Parade) and Pahalipay sa Kadayawan (Thanksgiving Show) will take place on August 21.
HERE’S SOMETHING TO GUIDE you during this year’s Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival: a handy schedule laid out over the 7-day festival. Image from Kadayawan 2016 Facebook page
Those who would like to witness the crowning of Davao’s finest maiden should clear their schedule on the night of August 19, as the Hiyas sa Kadayawan (Gem of Kadayawan) will have its Grand Finals that night. Cultural shows will also take place from Day 1 all the way to Day 4.
The Kadayawan sa Dabaw will happen at various Davao City venues. For more information on additional side events, please call 082-284-9432 or email email@example.com. For the latest updates, follow the Kadayawan 2016 Facebook page.
What: Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2016
When: August 15 – 21, 2016
Where: Various venues, Davao City