Have you ever experienced the Kadayawan in Davao?

Philippines
August 18, 2012 10:53am CST
Kadayawan is a festival held in Davao every year to celebrate life and give thanks for all the gifts nature has provided for the people in the city. A long time ago, Davao's ethnic tribes would come together after a fruitful harvest and give thanks to their Gods, most particularly, Manama, the Supreme Being. Today, Kadayawan is a festival that serves as a reminder for the people of Davao to always be thankful for the gifts they've been given in life. There are a lot of parades, parties, street dancing and a whole lot more during this event. A celebration of the local arts is also very prominent, making it a very colorful celebration. I've attended a few Kadayawan events in the past but was too drunk to remember all of the details. The one thing that sticks to my memory though is that it was a very fun party! Ever tried kadayawan?
4 responses
• United States
18 Aug 12
I have never heard of it but it sounds like a wonderful event to experience. The idea of celebrating natures gifts is a great idea. On the other hand, the drinking part, makes we wonder. Is alchohol a gift from nature or a gift from man. Glad you had a good time though.
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@ckciasigurl (1713)
• Vienna, Austria
20 Aug 12
hi chipester! im from baguio and i have an ex boyfriend who live in Davao he told me that Kadayawan in Davao is very nice , i also watch on abs cbn it is good the street dance are so beautiful, i hope that someday i can go to davao :)
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
19 Aug 12
i have heard it once in my lifetime long back.but one of my friend said its a strong cultural festival with so much happiness.if i get a chance i will surely party ahead going into it.
@mikej143 (310)
• Philippines
18 Aug 12
that will be very big event in fiesta specially in that place Davao, the people really do spent time in making of all those programs to make it enjoyable for the tourist spots. only in the Philippines :D Christians and other religion were enjoying that day.