Kadayawan on amid tight security
DAVAO CITY — It was a long weekend for locals and tourists who joined the celebration of Kadayawan Festival here.
The festival culminated with a floral float parade on Sunday, a day after students from different schools in Mindanao took part in a street dance contest.
Kadayawan Festival, now on its 32nd year, is in celebration of the bountiful harvest among lumad.
The city information office said Kadayawan is a festival that originated from the annual festival of the Ubo Manobo natives, called “Kalibongan” or Grand Festival, in Kidapawan City in the 1970s.
In 1988, then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte changed the name of the festival to Kadayawan sa Dabaw.
Davao City pushes through with its Kadayawan Festival amid security threats. —JEOFFREY MAITEM
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