Kadayawan Festival 2013 Davao City schedule of activities

It’s Kadayawan 2013 time, folks! Mindanao’s king of festivals, Kadayawan Festival, is happening this August! The 2013 Kadayawan Festival in Davao City will once again showcase Davao’s rich and diverse culture and tradition, thanksgiving of oneness with the Earth and bountiful harvest.

The Kadayawan Festival 2013 will also provide the opportunity for the various indigenous tribes such as the Ata Manobo, Ubo Manobo, K’lata, Tagabawa, Matigsalog, Maranao, Maguindanao, Tausug, Sama and Kalagan to converge.

The term “Kadayawan” comes from the Mandaya word “Madayaw” which means anything good, valuable, bountiful, beautiful.

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Kadayawan Festival 2013 Davao City Schedule of Activities

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Kadayawan Festival 2013 schedule of activities:



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Take note of these highlights:

August 17, 2013 (8 AM to 5 PM) – Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan – A street dancing parade cum competition that showcases the different colors, cultures and traditional dances of the different tribes of Davao and Mindanao.

August 18, 2013 (8 AM to 12 noon) – Pamulak sa Dalan – The grand finale of the festival, Pamulak is a mobile display of the blooming of flowers and ripening of fruits in creatively decorated floats on parade, showcasing the abundance of vegetation in the Davao Region.

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Other Kadayawan Festival 2013 events to look out for: Hiyas sa Kadayawan (the search for that beautiful indigenous lass who is knowledgeable of her culture and wisdom through a pageantry of Mindanaoan myths and legends), agri fairs, food fairs and street parties.

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Mindanaoan Irene

Mindanaoan is a multi-awarded blogger, social media strategist, publicist, Google Business Group - Women lead organizer, avid traveler and a proud relief operations volunteer. She is also a regular resource person for social media and blogging related conferences/workshops here and abroad. In 2012, Mindanaoan also completed a US Gov't. Department of State-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program for emerging global leaders. She toured the U.S. for about a month for her IVLP experience. She is the founder of a bloggers group and social media club. She is also an active member of several online media, bloggers and social media enthusiasts groups all over the world. Mindanaoan is available for work and travel. Contact Mindanaoan at mindanaoan@gmail.com

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  1. August 10, 2013

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