Kadayawan Festival 2012: August 17-19

As opposed to an earlier announcement, this year’s highlights of the Kadayawan Festival will be held on August 17-19 (Friday – Sunday).

“It’s final. This year’s Kadayawan Festival is scheduled August 17 to 19,” Davao City Investment Promotions Center chief Jason Magnaye said in a text message.

The date in previous announcement was set on August 24 – 26. Traditionally, Kadayawan festival is held every third week of August.

The festival honors Davao’s artistic, cultural and historical heritage, its past personified by its indigenous lumad people, its people as they celebrate on the streets, and its floral industry as its representatives parade in full regalia in thanksgiving for the blessings granted on the city.

A celebration that interfaces the three aspects: tribal; industrial and; arts and entertainment. The festivities are highlighted with floral floats, street-dancing competitions and exhibits that showcases the island’s tourism products and services.

Now that an announcement was made, tourists can make early bookings to beat the crowd and ensure they can join the festivities with much less hassles.

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