Kadayawan Festival 2018 schedule of Activities, Davao City

Kadayawan Festival in Davao City will ink its 33rd this August in celebration of Thanksgiving, abundant harvests, cultural representations, and good life. Kadayawan is considered as one of amongst colorful festival celebration in the Philippines participated with eleven ethnic tribes. This festival starts when Ancient Visayan and Davao Ethnic tribes residing at the mount Apo gathered on a night of full moon for ritual celebration and thanksgiving to God called Manama and Bula for their bountiful harvests. Through years, Kadayawan festival is very much celebrated annually by modern DavaoeƱos continuing its flourish thanksgiving traditions. 

Photo credit: Jeffrey Rilles, Traveling Morion

This year, Davao City is celebrating another milestone on its very own Kadayawan festival to its longer celebration. It will be participated by eleven (11) ethnic groups as expected considering that this year would be the biggest and grandest Kadayawan festival celebration with bigger prizes to be taken home by all winners. It is expected more than two hundred thousand tourists will also be gathered together in celebration of this festive.

Photo credit: Jeffrey Rilles, Traveling Morion
Check Out the schedule of events and Activities for Kadayawan Festival 2018 

August 10, 2018 (Friday)
  • Subang Sinugdanan Panagtagbo (03:00pm, R. Magsaysay Wharf)
  • Pag-abli sa Kadayawan  (04:00pm, Kadayawan Circle (Masaysay Park)
  • Hiyas sa Kadayawan Cultural Presentation (Talent Night) (06:00pm, Kadayawan Circle (Masaysay Park)
  • Pananam Food Hall Opening (06:00pm, Kadayawan Circle (Masaysay Park)
  • Kadayawan Village  (Open, Kadayawan Circle (Masaysay Park)
  • Kadayawan Farmers Market (Venue: TBA)
August 11, 2018 (Saturday)
  • Hiyas sa Kadayawan Coronation Night (06:00pm, Rizal Memorial Colleges Gym (Lopez Jaena Street)
  • Kadayawan Dragon Boat Festival Day 1 (5:00am, Sta. Ana Wharf)
August 12, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Mugna Kadayawan (08:00am, People's Park)
  • Kadayawan Dragon Boat Festival Day 2 (5:00am, Sta. Ana Wharf)
August 13, 2018 (Monday)
  • Tunog Kadayawan  (07:00pm, Matina Town Square)
August 14, 2018 (Tuesday)
  • Sayaw Kadayawan (02:00pm, SM City Davao)
August 15, 2018 (Wednesday)
  •  Kadayawan Ball (06:00pm, SMX Convention Center (SM Lanang Premier)
August 16, 2018 (Thursday)
  • Habi Kadayawan (05:00pm, SM Lanang Premier)
  • Partners Night 1 ( TBA, Kadayawan Square)
August 17, 2018 (Friday)
  • Dula Kadayawan (TBA, People's Park)
  • Partners Night 2  (TBA, Kadayawan Square)
August 18, 2018 (Saturday)
  • Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan ( 07:00am, Kadayawan Square)
  • Kosplay Kadayawan  (07:00am, Kadayawan Square)
  • Partners Night 3 (TBA, Kadayawan Square)
August 19, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Pamulak sa Kadayawan (07:00am, Kadayawan Square)
  • Pitik Kadayawan ( 07:00am, Kadayawan Square
  • Partners Night 4 (TBA, Kadayawan Square)
Pananam Food Hall will be open for everyone who loved to tastes uniqueness of Davao and help our tribes to have more earnings.The interesting highlights at this events that looking forward are Dragon Boat, Sayaw Kadayawan, Mugna Kadayawan, Tunog Kadayawan, Habi Kadayawan, Dula Kadayawan, and Indak-Indak are among the events last year that will also be staged this year.  

Photo Credit : Jeffrey Rilles, Traveling Morion

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Rilles, Traveling Morion

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