Kadayawan Festival 2016 officially opened last Monday, August 15, 2016. And the best way to enjoy the festival is to have a Smart Kadayawan 2016 celebration.
Unlike most festivals in the Philippines, the Kadayawan Festival is a thanksgiving festival without Christian roots. It is a celebration of Davao’s 11 lumad tribes and the bountiful harvest that the region receives every year. It highlights the melting pot of cultures that make Davao a vibrant, booming, interesting region.
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This year, SMART renewed its commitment to the growth of Davao’s tourism and development via their support of the Kadayawan Festival. First in the #SMARTKadayawan line up of events is the Opening Ceremonies of Kadayawan Festival. The leaders of the 11 tribes of Davao opened the festivities.
Smart at the Great Kadayawan Bazaar
One of the must-visit events of Kadayawan is the Great Kadayawan Bazaar where homegrown brands, aspiring entrepreneurs and restaurateurs show off their best products and services. Many local businesses have started their ventures at this event. The Great Kadayawan Bazaar will open on August 18 and will run until August 21 at the Davao Convention Center (DavCon).
To give bazaaristas, shoppers, and foodies a better bazaar experience, Smart has prepared exciting surprises for everyone.
SMART will be setting up a SMART Zone with free charging stations and exciting activities where Smart subscribers get the chance to win awesome prizes like Invasion tickets, Samsung S7 units, and Samsung Gear VR units.
On August 18 and 19, Smart will be hosting the Smart Night where local performers and a popular Youtube star will regale the bazaar crowd with musical performances. There will be fun games and a raffle where subscribers get the chance to win even more prizes.
Smart Kadayawan Invasion 2016
And for the third time, Smart is the Official Mobile Partner for Kadayawan Invasion.
Headlining the biggest party of the season are Smart Ambassadors Nix Damn P! and Inno Naguit with MC Pao Avila. Also mixing beats for Kadayawan Invasion 2016 are Mother Bass, Tom Taus, Funk Avy, and Jack Ripper. That’s an all start line up right there.
Kadayawan Invasion 2016 will be on August 20, 2016 at the Crocodile Park Grounds. Read more about it at this link.
More Smart Kadayawan Events
Smart will also be hosting the Dula sa Kadayawan to be held at the Great Lawn of People’s Park today, August 18, 2016. And tomorrow, August 19, 2016, the Happiness Party will be held at the Crocodile Park Grounds.
These events and other Kadayawan Festival 2016 highlights promise to deliver a memorable thanksgiving celebration fitting for a year full of amazing milestones for Davao.
For updates and information, check the #SmartKadayawan hashtag on social media and follow our social media accounts, http://www.facebook.com/MyDavaoCity on Facebook, @MyDavaoCity on Twitter, @MyDavaoCity on Instagram, and @riajosedavao on SnapChat.