Today, Davao City celebrates Kadayawan Festival... I'm braving the sun to take photos to share later ...

What is Kadayawan Festival?
The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival in the city of Davao in the Philippines. Its name derives from the friendly greeting "Madayaw", from the Dabawenyo word "dayaw", meaning good, valuable, superior or beautiful. The festival is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living.

Today, Kadayawan has transformed into a festival of festivals, with a number of spin-off festivals in the region. The festival honors Davao’s artistic, cultural and historical heritage, its past personified by the ancestral “lumads”, 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.


  1. Wow Vernz, can't wait to see your photos. A festival like these, we could find a lot of colorful and beautiful things around. Be safe!
    Black and White

  2. How beautiful indeed. It must be a great place to apply the senses. Please have a good Sunday you all.

    daily athens