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.
One of the contingents during the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan (street dance) shows the festive mood of the this year’s Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebration. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
In Bibinayo, the Lumad tribes pound “palay” (pre-husked rice) and separate grain from the chaff in a given time. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
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Matigsalug women hurry in sifting rice from the chaff during the “Bibinayo”, a traditional way of pounding rice, which was part of the tribal games in the Lumadnong Dula at the People’s Park in Davao City on Thursday, August 18. The Lumadnong Dula is one of the highlights of this year’s Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival celebration. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
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.
The 31st Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2016 celebration formally started on Monday, August 15 at the People’s Park in Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)
Around 3,000 police and military personnel are deployed to secure the city for the 31st Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival which kicks off today, August 15.
On the second day of the week-long Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival celebration, a forum on the history of the celebration will be held Tuesday, August 16, at the Ateneo de Davao University.
A worker paints the exterior of the Durian Dome at the People’s Park along Palma Gil Street, Davao City as part its renovation in time for the Kadayawan Festival. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)