Davao’s Kadayawan Festival 2017.


Photo by Henrylito D. Tacio

The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival in the city of Davao in the Philippines. The festival is a Thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, bountiful harvest and for having a good healthy life, held every third week of August.

Ancient Visayans and Davao’s ethnic tribes residing at the foot of Mount Apo would converge during a bountiful harvest and had to celebrate the full moon because they believed the Goddess of the Moon called Bulan, comes down to earth, it also serves as a Thanksgiving to Manama, or the Supreme Being, for giving them a good harvest.

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