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Representatives of the 11 Tribes of Davao at the Opening of Kadayawan Festival 2016

Celebrate Smart Kadayawan 2016

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.


Video by Cocoy Sexcion

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

Kadayawan Bazaar 2016

Kadayawan Bazaar 2016

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

Smart Kadayawan Invasion 2016

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.
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The Grand Lobby of the Marco Polo Davao featuring arrangement by Green Style and Indigenous Instruments courtesy of Arch Jose Racho

Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

The Grand Lobby of the Marco Polo Davao featuring arrangement by Green Style and Indigenous Instruments courtesy of Arch Jose Racho

The Grand Lobby of the Marco Polo Davao featuring a Garment by Jun Artajo, Floral Arrangement by Green Style and Indigenous Instruments courtesy of Arch Jose Racho

Did you know Davao’s Kadayawan Festival is the only major festival in the Philippines that is not rooted in Christian feast? Rather, it is a thanksgiving celebration that features the unique melting pot culture of Davao. It gives tribute and highlights the 10 tribes of Davao, the source of Davao’s rich history, arts, and culture.

In celebration of Kadayawan 2015, Marco Polo Davao shines the spotlight on Davao’s unique arts and culture through a unique Kadayawan Art Exhbit. The exhibit features Davao’s culture expressed through the modern arts of fashion design and photography.

Fashion by PWC of Davao Fashion Design Program

Gown by Emi-Englis featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Gown by Emi-Englis featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

The Kadayawan Art Exhibit features garments and accessories designed by the students and faculty of the Philippine Women’s College of Davao Fashion Design Program. The designs use indigenous materials and textiles from and inspired by the lumads (indigenous people) of Davao.
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Kadayawan Festival 2010 Schedule

The Kadayawan Festival is the annual thanksgiving festival of Davao. The term is derived from the word “Madayaw,” a greeting that means good, welcome, or beautiful.

The Kadayawan Festival is held in August in time for the bountiful harvest of fruits in the region. It is also a celebration of the Waling-waling, the Philippine Eagle, the Durian fruit, and the Mount Apo which are symbols of the beauty, bounty, and culture of Davao.

The Kadayawan Festival is also a celebration of the tri-people in the area: Christians, Muslims, and Indigenous Peoples. It is during this time of the year when the 10 indigenous tribes of Davao are celebrated and recognized as the pillars and founders of Davao.


Video courtesy of BAportadera.

Here are some of the events during Kadayawan 2010:

Engr. Manuel A. Medros 2nd Solo Art Exhibit for Painting
August 11- September 11, 2010
Venue: Museo Dabawenyo
Agri-Trade Fair
August 13-30, 2010
Venue: SM City
A trade fair participated by farers, plant growers, handicraft producers and manufacturers.

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Kadayawan 2006 Events

SCHEDULE OF KADAYWAN FESTIVAL 2006 EVENTS

TABO an Agro Industrial Trade Fair
Aug. 1- 21, 8 am – 8 pm
SM City Davao Grounds

KAAN DAWET a nightly street party
Aug. 11-20, 5:30 PM- 2 AM
M. Roxas Avenue

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Criterium Race
Aug. 12, 8-11 AM
Magallanes-C.M Recto-Rizal-Legaspi-Magallanes Streets

HIYAS SA KADAYAWAN Fashion Presentation
Aug. 12, 4-6 PM
Gaisano South Citimall

SKIM Davao 3rd Whoosh National Skimboarding Competition
Aug. 12-13
MerGrande Ocean Resort

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