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Kadayawan Sa Dabaw Festival

Madayaw! A warm and friendly greeting derived from the Dabawenyo word “dayaw” that means good. It is also used to describe any thing that is valuable, superior or beautiful. Such is “Kadayawan”, a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and the serenity of living.

Today, Kadayawan has metamorphosed into a “Festival of festivals”,  as it honors Davao’s heritage, its past people personified by the ancestral streets, and its industry as they parade in full regalla in thanksgiving for the blessed bestowed on the city.

Kadayawan sa Dabaw is an experience with a difference as it explores the past, present and future of the Dabawenyos, the Mindanaoans, the Filipinos. Its sights and sounds remain unparalled. Be part of the experience.

As Davao continues to be a prime tourist destination in the Philippines, DATO packages are carefully designed to showcase the natural wonders & rarities of Davao. The “Island’s best kept secret destination” is down here. Let us show you the exotic south of the islands of the Philippines.

Duaw! Come and visit Davao.
Duyog! Celebrate with us.
Every 3rd weel of August, Kadayawan.

Southern Mindanao Calendar Of Events

DATE EVENT/ACTIVITY VENUE
January
1 Hudyaka Festival Gov. Generoso, Davao Oreintal
13-21 ASEAN Tourism Forum Davao City
14-15 Sto. Niño Festival Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City
February
18-20 Kap’yaan Festival Jose Abad Santos, Davao del Sur
March
1-7 Araw ng Igacos Island Garden City of Samal
1-8 Panagtagpo and Musikahan – A musikal competition in different categories: Choir Band, Rondalia and indigenous musical instruments and Musical Float Parade & Indak-indak sa Dalan. Tagum City
1-8 Anibina Festival – A special offering of the people in the province during the month of March in line with the week-long celebration of the Founding Anniversarry of Compostela Valley. Nabunturan, Compostella Valley Province
10-16 Araw ng Dabaw Davao City
2nd Week Fishrahan – A culinary offering and competition among restaurants in the region highlighted by a Trade Fair on the aqua marine products of Southern Mindanao. Davao City
April
Holy Week Conquer Mt. Apo Mt. Apo- Davao City and Davao del Sur trails
3rd Week Pista sa Kinaiyahan (Mt. Apo) Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
20-30 Dive the Gulf Davao Gulf
Caracoles Festival – a celebration of the marine life depicted through music and dances, fashion and food as well as rituals and tales on the bounty of the seas. Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City
May
3rd Week White Peak Climb New Bataan, Compostella Valley
Annual National Scientific Convention Kapalong, Davao del Norte
Mt. Candalaga Climd Maragusan, Compostela Valley
June
8-10 Journey to Mt. Hamigutan San Isidro, Davao Oriental
1st Summer Dog Festival Tagum City
5th Banakon Trail Mt. Bimming Challenge Tagum City
39th Founding Anniversarry New Corella, Davao Del Norte
Cabyawan Festival San Isidro, Davao Del Norte
Pujada Bay Festival Pujada Bay, Davao Oriental
Dorong Festival Kapatagan, Digos City, Davao del Sur
July
Araw ng Davao del Sur Digos City, Davao del Sur
Araw ng Davao del Norte Tagum City, Davao del Norte
Araw ng Davao Oriental Mati, Davao Oriental
Banana Festival Davao del Norte Province
22-23 Simballay Nabunturan, Compostela Valley
August
11-13 Mindanao Travel and Tour Expo – A gathering of local travel agents and tour operators, airline, hotel, restaurants and resort operators and local government units (LGUs) all showcasing their respective tourism products. Entertainment Plaza, SM City-Davao
September
7-8 Sinab’daban Festival – A festival of oneness among the different tribes of the municipality, It showcases its indigenous art, music and dances Sta. Cruz del Sur
27 World Tourism Day Nationwide
3rd Week National Tourism Week Regionwide
October
2nd Week Tudaya Tribe Festival Tudaya, Sta. Cruz
3rd Week Island Paradise Adventure Race – Mindanao Leg Mindanao-wide
Octotrek sa Maragusan Mt. Candalaga Maragusan, Compostela Valley
27-29 Sambuokan Festival – Thanksgiving festival aimed for unity. Mati, Davao Oriental
26-29 Banayan Festival Banay-Banay, Davao Oriental
27-29 Kalibulongan Festival Talaingod, Davao del Norte
November
25 Pyagsawitan Festival Maragusan, Compostela Valley
Bamboo Culinary Festival Maragusan and New Bataan,
2nd Week Way Kurat Mountain Biking Challenge Compostella Valley
3rd Week Mt. Apo Climbathon Mt. Apo Sibulan Trail, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
December
Kaimunan – A tribal feast of the highland that allows guest to experience the indigenous bamboo-cooking of the lumad as well as weaving and basketry. Tribal rituals, cheers, music and dances are offered to the anitors to invoke the presence and guidance of the ancestor spirits.
16-31 Paskuhan Davao City

Cultural Attractions In Siquijor

  • Folk Healing Festival (Black Saturday, San Antonio, Siquijor) – Herbalists from all over the Visayas and Mindanao meet in the barangay of San Antonio where medicinal potions are commonly prepared, using the traditional method practiced since ancient times. A motley of tree barks, roots, herbs, dirt, insects and other “secret” ingredients are thrown into a large cauldron filled with coconut oil while participants gathered in a circle mumble incantations to empower the brew believed to cure a variety of ailments. The herbal preparation takes place on Black Saturday, on the belief that with the death of Jesus Christ, entitles and forces not on this realm, roam the earth and share their healing powers to those who seek their assestance.
  • Solili Festival (September, Siquijor) – Taking after the traditions in Lazi, Siquijor, the Solili Binalaye is a marriage ritual where both parents of the bride and groom prepare a feast and take turns in advising the couple on the realities of married life. The rituals are depicted in a street-dancing competition that serves as the highlight of the week-long Araw ng Siquijor Charter Day celebration.

Festivals In Maasin City

January
Sakay-sakay Festival

Fluvial Parade in honor of Sr. Sto. Niño w/ street dancing and merrymaking.

February
National Arts Month Celebration

A celebration of Culture & Arts thru programs and contests

August
Pabulhon Festival & City Fiesta

A two week long festivities and music w/ street dancing portraying the local culture and arts of Maasin City in celebration of cooperativism of the people during planting & harvest of palay. Celebrated on city charter day and city fiesta

October
Palaro ng Lahi

A week long city employees week sports & talents competitions where local games sports are confested

December
Parol Festival

A festival of Christmas decorative stars of local materials. A yearly activities that starts on the 3rd week and ends on the 2nd week of the following month.

Festivals In Southern Leyte

  • Pagkamugna Festival (Maasin City) – Celebrated every 1st of July, the Pagkamugna Festival remebers the founding of the province of Southern Leyte on July 1960. Grand civic parade, agri-aqua and food fair, live concerts, motocross and the prestigious search for Southern Leyte highlight this festivity.
  • Pabulhon Festival (Maasin City) – A grand display of Maasin City’s agricultural abundance. The main attraction of the Pabulhon Festival which opens on city’s charter day (August 10) and usually last after the celebration on August 15. The festival also showcases Cook contests, boat race, pig catching and many more local games.
  • Karomata Festival (Buenavista, Pintuyan) – A cultural celebration depicting the role of the farmers and way of life. Other highlights include poster-making, house decoration contest and children’s contests. Its main event is the Karomata Race. It is held during the fiesta of Barangay Buenavista Pintuyan every 3rd to 5th of April
  • Tangka-Tangka Festival (Tangka-an, Padre Burgos) – Celebrated together with the fiesta of Barangay Tangka-an every 26th to 28th of August, It includes fun games, outdoor activities (rapelling and ascending). It culminates a beach jam party at the very popular Tangka-an beach. Tangka means “attempt”. The beach has the best view of Limasawa Island.
  • Manha-on Festival (Macrohon) – A cultural presentation in form of dances and cheers accompanied by drums and beats from improvised bamboo percussion instrument. It depicts how the Municipality of Macrohon (Manha-on) got its name. It is every 2 of September coinciding with the town fiesta.
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