Kadayawan Davao Festival
This internationally renowned festival is
a weeklong celebration and thanksgiving for nature’s bountiful
harvest. Kadayawan Festival is being celebrated every 3rd Week
A celebration of the bountiful harvests of
fruits and orchids during the season. Activities include fruit
and flower show, trade fair, tribal/civic/military parade, traditional
sports activities, horsefight, Search for B'yaneng Kadayawan
and street dancing.
The activity coincides with the harvest time
of Davao’s exotic fruits and the blooming of the waling-waling
(vanda sanderana). The festival culminates with its most famous
and much-awaited grand floral parade (where one can see countless
and breathtaking mobile floats full of real and fresh flowers)
and the dancing in the streets.
A wide array of fruits, variety of flowers,
this is just a symbolism that Kadayawan already fills the air
of Davao… Kadayawan is not a yearly festival but an annual
expression of the people of Davao of their heartfelt thanksgiving
for another year of bounty, peace and blessing.
Kadayawan is not just for myth but most of
all, this festival is for our Almighty God who gave all these
absolute Blessings possible in every individual. That because
of faith and strength, in unity, people can surpass all obstacles
and failures in their daily lives. Kadayawan is a thanksgiving
to its bountiful and lavish blessings.