Kadayawan Festival

Yearly, the Kadayawan Festival is held here in Davao.

"Kadayawan", a Dabawnon expression for anything that is excellent and that brings great fortune. It is derived from the aboriginal word "dayao" which means good or "madayaw", things that are of great value or is profitable, superior or beneficial.

Kurt, Mikayla, Kirsten, and Ben went to see some of the tribal dancing the other night.

Today Ben, James, Jerard, and I went with Filipino friends to a park near City Hall with native huts set up in them.

This weekend is the big weekend of celebration and dancing.

Scenes from last year's Kadayawan celebration...

Read more about Kadayawan at http://kadayawan.com/?page=home