- Posted August 19, 2013 by
davao city, Philippines
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Kadayawan Festival 2013
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
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.
Highlights of the festival are "Hiyas sa Kadayawan," "Indak-indak sa kadalanan," and "Pamulak sa Davao."
The "Hiyas sa Kadayawan" is not your usual beauty pageant because it focuses heavily on the cultural uniqueness of the tribe and their knowledge about their tribe's cultural identity.
The "Indak-indak sa Kadalanan" is a streetdance and showdown competition of choreographed dance and narratives inspired by Mindanao's tradition, legends, myths, and other important cultural events.
While the "Pamulak sa Davao" showcases different colorful floats made of flowers, vegetables and fruits to give tribute to the abundance of harvest.