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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Kadayawan Festival 2011, The King of Festivals

     August is a festive mood for Davao, It is when they celebrate the month long Kadayawan Festival which is tagged as The King of Festival. It is a celebration of thanksgiving for the gift of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living. Kadayawan is derived from Mandaya word "madayaw" which is a friendly greetings meaning good, valuable, superior or beautiful..
     This year theme "Ten Tribes, One Vibe" showcase the ethnic groups that comprised the 10 different tribe in Davao. They are the tribes of  Ata, Matigsalug, Ovu-Manuvo, Klata-Djangan, Tagabawa, Tausog, Maguindanao, Maranao, Kagan, and Sama.
     Every year, hundred of thousand visitors from different part of the country and even part of the world flocks to Davao specially during third week of August to witness this grand and colorful occasion. Among them are Search for Hiyas ng Kadayaan, showcase of Mindanawon fashion and floral arts, river festival, indiginous music exhibition, dance parties, the much awaited street dancing (Indak Indak sa Kadalanan) and the floral float parade (Pamulak Kadayawan)
     It was indeed enriching experience for us and with amazing showcase of events to explore in  Kadayawan,
MALL EVENTS, Abreeza Mall Aug. 19

ASAP ROCKS at Abreeza Mall, Aug. 19

Indak Indak sa Kadalanan, Aug. 20, 2011
      This colorful event started at around 8am onwards. Started at Magsaysay Ave to Rizal Park. The much awaited event was participated by 22 different groups in 2 categories, open category.  and Davao base category. Open category champion, Purok Sison Elementary School as the runaway winner as they show their brilliant performance on stage, there's no doubt they got the championship trophy. Magallanes Elementary School on the other hand capture the heart of their audience by showing their razzle dazzle performance.

Colorful costume
Captivating Dance
Graceful Steps
Sweet Smiles from the indakers
Magnificent Performance from the Indakers
Lively Performance
Great Choreography
Pushing to the limits
Great Curve
Flying in the street
Well Balance

Yellow Indakers
Oh my Fairy
Human Bird

Sen. Migz Zubiri, Mayor Sara Duterte and Sen. Chiz Escudero
The Cast of Amaya joins the Kadayaan Celebration
AJ Dee, Mikael Daez, Marian Rivera, Roxanne Barcelo
With the Indakers
The will to win
Fight till the end
Davao Base Category Champion - Magallanes Elementary School
We are the Champion...

The Open Category Champion - Purok Sison Elementary School


  1. Ginaya nyo lang sinulog, maskara, ati-atihan sa VIsayas festivals!

  2. Ang na una talaga sa mga Festivals na yan ay sa VISAYAS, gaya-gaya nalang yung iba. Tapos tinawag pang " KING of FESTIVALS ", Talunin nyo muna ang attendance ng SINULOG bago kayo mag claim ng TITLE!!!!!


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