The City Government of Davao is now putting things in place for the celebration of this year’s Kadayawan Festival.
Named as the festival of all festivals, Kadayawan is celebrated every third week of August.
In a press briefing with Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo “Pulong” Duterte, who is the acting mayor, he said the local government is now coordinating with the private sector to organize the said celebration.
Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio, who is on leave until July 22, has instructed the Vice Mayor to personally look into the preparations of this year’s anniversary.
The city government will also continue its partnership with the private sector to ensure that the celebration will be successful.
“May pinatawag akong limang private personalities para tumulong sa pag organisa para sa ating Kadayawan,” he said.
Known before as Apo Duwaling, the festival was institutionalized in 1986 and then later renamed as Kadayawan in 1988.
It features Davao’s culture and arts, as it also serves as an avenue to pay homage to the city’s indigenous people and Muslim residents.
The festival also serves as a thanksgiving to the bounty harvest of Davao’s agricultural products, especially its fruits and flowers.
The highlights of the Kadayawan includes the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (street dance competition), Pamulak Kadayawan (floral float parade), and the search for Hiyas ng Kadayawan. (Davao City Information Office)