The term "Kadayawan" is derived from the Mandaya word “madayaw”, a warm and friendly greeting used to explain a thing that is valuable, superior, beautiful, good, or profitable.
Long time ago, Davao’s ethnic tribes residing at the foot of Mount Apo would converge during a bountiful harvest. This ritual serves as their thanksgiving to the gods particularly to the “Manama” (the Supreme Being).
Various farming implements, fruits, flowers, vegetables, rice and corn grains were displayed on mats as villagers give their respect and thanks for the year's abundance. Singing, dancing and offerings to their divine protectors are the highlights of this ritual.
» OPENING CEREMONIES, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PANAGTAGBO
2012-08-03 16:30:00 to 2012-08-03 18:00:00
People's Park, Great Lawn
» PAMULAK KADAYAWAN
2012-08-19 07:00:00 to 2012-08-19 18:00:00
Around Davao City (from Roxas Ave. to San Pedro St.)
» HIYAS SA KADAYAWAN Talent Night
2012-08-15 17:00:00 to 2012-08-15 22:00:00
Gaisano Mall of Davao