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 Post subject: Madayaw Dabaw!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:28 pm 
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Madayaw Dabaw!

The annual Kadayawan Festival opened Wednesday evening to a pared down version of the previous years’ pomp and glitter. This year’s festival is said to be a revival of the original spirit of Thanksgiving held more than 20 years ago.

Acting Mayor Sara Duterte, during the opening of the fest at the Quezon Park, said “…our Kadayawan celebration have somewhat lost track of its indigenous value, it has become too commercialized and became too focused for tourists in an attempt of becoming global.”

She added the past years saw the effort to modernize the festival which has only served to foster the “bastardization of the rich culture and tradition” of the indigenous peoples. This time, she said, the thrust is going “inward,” highlighting the strength of the Davaoeños as “we all reap the harvest sown by our indigenous peoples. The essence of the Kadayawan festival is the generous spirit of the indigenous peoples who embraced and allowed us to partake of the bounty of Davao.”

The Kadayawan was institutionalized in 1986, the euphoric year after the end of the Marcos dictatorship, and was then called Apo Duwaling. This was a contraction of the icons of the city: Mt. Apo, Durian and the Waling-waling. It was renamed Kadayawan two years later to give tribute to the indigenous theme of the festival.

This festival of thanksgiving is not only for the bountiful harvest we are blessed with but also showcases the uniqueness of the indigenous culture of the people who make up the city.

Our sincerity to pay tribute to the indigenous people can still draw tourists who want to experience an authentic celebration unique to us. We are positive that though it may not seem clear at the moment, tourism and being true to the spirit of the Kadayawan can find a common ground.

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Happy Kadayawan...

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JABEZJ wrote:
Happy Kadayawan...


Hindi Kadayawan kahapon bai dwight. Araw ng Davao... :) :D

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