Thousands of residents, local and foreign tourists gathered in the streets of Davao City during the finale of the week-long Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival to witness the parade of 32 floral floats featuring different variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Inna Maristela Cassandra Garcia, 22, of the Bagobo K’lata tribe won as the Hiyas ng Kidayawan 2016 on Friday night, August 19.
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The second day of the week-long Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival celebration highlighted the culture of the indigenous peoples in the opening of the “Tribuhanong Pasundayag” (cultural show) on Tuesday, August 16.
Leo Yosores, 33 years old, a native of Bacolod, Negros Occidental has been bringing the famous masks of the Masskara Festival here every Kadayawan Festival for five years now. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
A Muslim leader here said that schools should integrate the indigenous games in the curriculum.
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Contending groups from other provinces will be required to show a variety of festivals from their regions during the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan.
Emmanuel Babao, head of the Pamulak Festival, said they are still accepting contingents to join the Pamulak sa Kadayawan on Sunday, August 21. It will be held from Magsaysay Park to San Pedro Square.
One of the major events on the past years of Kadayawan, the “Sayaw Mindanaw” was being adopted now by the private sector in the upcoming festival this month.