Kadayawan Festival 2008 of Davao is Celebration of Abundance

Written on June 6, 2008 – 8:06 am | by Etravel |

Davao will once again celebrate Kadayawan Festival in high spirits this August 2008. The 2008 Kadayawan Festival in Davao city is a celebration of abundance where people of Davao is celebrating its bounty there is a need to value the earth, the land, the natural resources and harvest. This is a much awaited event that people of Davao city is waiting for. Also local and foriegn tourist want to come to Davao to experience the merry making in this year Kadayawan Festival 2008. The theme for this year’s Kadayawan Festival 2008 is “Musanay Lumadnong Kagikan, Yutang Kabilin Panalipdan” (“Flourishing Indigenous Heritage, Protecting Ancestral Nations”).

The 2008 Kadayawan Festival will be a grand celebration here in Davao City and the events of Kadayawan Festival will not be commercialized eventhough the tourism sector find interest in Davao’s Festival the Kadayawan Festival. This years 2008 Kadayawan Festival is open to everyone both tourist and local who wants enjoy the festivities and events. This is the main object of Davao city’s Kadayawan festival, to bring more guests especially tourist.

The Dabawenyos are already preparing the Kadayawan Festival. The tourism players especially in the hotel and airline industries also are prepared where they already is offering discounted rates. Many already have availed of the zero ticket offered by airline companies.

At the Kadayawan Festival 2008, you will see Indigenous Peoples of Davao and Mindanao. This festival pays tribute to Davao and Mindanao’s indigenous communities by making them as the main focus of the celebration. Kadayawan sa Dabaw is indeed the indigenous peoples thanksgiving of their harvests and an affirmation of their tribal sense as a self-determined people. This year’s celebration is celebrated with two components whic is the Lumadnong Kasaulogan (Indigenous Peoples Festival) which is the core of the Kadayawan Festival showcasing our indigenous peoples’ culture and arts. The Subay sa Lumadnong Kagikan (Contemporary Indigenous-motivated Celebrations) is showcasing the impact of the indigenous culture and traditions to contemporary artists and communities.

Local government and the festival Organizers of Davao city has prepared lots of event in this years Kadayawan Festival 2008. There will be a floral Parade, street dancing, beauty pageant the Hiyas sa Kadayawan and many more. So come to Davao city and join the exciting event this coming August 2008 to celebrate the 2008 Kadayawan Festival.

Here is the Kadawayan Festival 2008 schedule of activities:

August 17 Moda Mindanaw: Fashion and Floral Design Competition
  Designers’ Cut at 5 pm, Gaisano Mall Atrium
 
August 18 Festival Press Launching (Morning)

  Hulagway sa Kaliwatan: Indigenous Peoples Visual Arts Exhibit Opening
  in Museo Dabawenyo

  Dayaw: Kadayawan Festival Grand Opening at 4:00 PM, Peoples’ Park

  Lumadnong Kasaulogan: Indigenous Peoples Festival Opening Rites in
  the Evening

  Lumadnong Bantawan-Tribong Tagabawa: Evening, Rizal Park

 
August 19 Kaan Mindanao & Lumadnong Gama: Indigenous Food
  Fiesta, Morning to evening, Rizal Park

  Lumadnong Bantawan – Tribong Sama: Morning

  Hulagway sa Kaliwatan: Indigenous Peoples Visual Arts Exhibit & Photo
  Contest at 9am – 6pm, Museo Dabawenyo

  Lumadnong Bantawan – Tribong Matigsalog: Afternoon, Rizal Park

  Tribong Mass Wedding: Afternoon

  Hiyas ng Kadayawan: Search for the Kadayawan Gem in the Evening, CAP
  Auditorium

 
August 20 Kaan Mindanao & Lumadnong Gama: Indigenous Food
  Fiesta, Morning to evening, Rizal Park

  Lumadnong Bantawan – Tribong Ata Manuvu: Morning

  Hulagway sa Kaliwatan: Indigenous Peoples Visual Arts Exhibit & Photo
  Contest at 9am- 6pm, Museo Dabawenyo

  Lumadnong Bantawan – Tribong Tausug: Afternoon

  Lumadnong Bantawan – Tribong Maranao: Afternoon

  Tunog Mindanaw: World Music Festival at 6 pm, NCCC Mall of Davao

 
August 21 Kaan Mindanao & Lumadnong Gama: Indigenous Food
  Fiesta, from Morning to evening, Rizal Park

  Lumadnong Bantawan – Tribong K’lata: Morning

  Hulagway sa Kaliwatan: Indigenous Peoples Visual Arts Exhibit & Photo
  Contest at 9am- 6pm, Museo Dabawenyo

  Lumadnong Bantawan – Tribong Ubo-Manobo: Afternoon

  Lumadnong Bantawan – Tribong Kalagan: Afternoon

  Sayaw Mindanaw: The Mindanao Dance Competition at 6 pm, SM City Davao

 
August 22 Kaan Mindanao & Lumadnong Gama: Indigenous Food
  Fiesta, from Morning to evening at Rizal Park

  Tugtogan sa Kahiusahan: Mindanao Indigenous Peoples’ Music Festival,
  Morning, Victoria Plaza Mall

  Hulagway sa Kaliwatan: Indigenous Peoples Visual Arts Exhibit & Photo
  Contest at 9am- 6pm, Museo Dabawenyo

  Tugtogan sa Kahiusahan: Mindanao Indigenous Peoples’ Music Festival,
  Afternoon, Rizal Park and People’s Park

  Dawow: Tubod sa Kasaysayan: Davao River Festival, Afternoon, 2 pm,
  Davao River

  Tugtogan sa Kahiusahan: Mindanao Indigenous Peoples’ Music Festival,
  Evening, Rizal Park and People’s Park

  Moda Mindanaw: Fashion and Floral Design Competition, Mindanao
  Fashion Night 6 pm, The Venue

 
August 23 Kaan Mindanao & Lumadnong Gama: Indigenous Food
  Fiesta from Morning to evening, Rizal Park

  Hulagway sa Kaliwatan: Indigenous Peoples Visual Arts Exhibit & Photo
  Contest from 9am- 6pm, Museo Dabawenyo

  Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan | more info | tour packages: Street Dancing
  Competition and Mindanao Festival Showcases (Street Performance), Afternoon,
  Streets of Davao

  Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan | more info | tour packages: Street Dancing
  Competition and Mindanao Festival Showcases (Showdown Performance), Evening,
  Streets of Davao

 
August 24 Kaan Mindanao & Lumadnong Gama: Indigenous Food
  Fiesta from Morning to evening, Rizal Park

  Pamulak Kadayawan | tour packages: Floral Float Parade and
  Competition at 8am, Streets of Davao

  Hulagway sa Kaliwatan: Indigenous Peoples Visual Arts Exhibit & Photo
  Contest at 9am- 6pm, Museo Dabawenyo

  Kalasikas: Contemporary Music and Dance Concerts at the Parks at 3
  pm, Rizal and Peoples Parks

  Pahalipay ni Mayor sa Kadayawan: Mayor’s Free Concert for Kadayawan
  sa Dabaw at 6 pm, Rizal Park

  PASALAMAT: Dinner & Fellowship of Kadayawan 2008 Team at 7pm, The
  Venue

 

Other Events:

Agro-Industrial Trade Fair & Floral Exhibit
August 8-31, 2008, SM City Grounds

Ka-an Dawet
Food Festival of the Food & Beverage Industry of Davao City
August 18-24, 2008, Palma Gil Street



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  1. One Response to “Kadayawan Festival 2008 of Davao is Celebration of Abundance”

  2. By chito cleofas on Jul 21, 2008 | Reply

    Dear sir/madam,

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