Festivals in Davao, Philippines

  • Chinese New Year Festival

    • 31 Jan 2014–5 Feb 2014

    The Davao Chinese New Year Festival celebrates the harmonious and long standing relationships of the Dabawenyos with the city’s Chinese community as it promotes the development of Chinatown, covering R. Magsaysay Ave., Monteverade Ave., Sta Ana Ave., and Leon Garcia St. The festival highlights include motorcade, exhibits, temple visits, nightly entertainment, night market, among others.

  • Araw ng Dabaw

    • 16 Mar 2014–23 Mar 2014

    Araw ng Dabaw is a month-long celebration is expected to bring thousands of visitors, tourists, and travelers to the city. Some main highlights of this event are the cultural presentations of the various ethnic tribes in Davao City, Mutya ng Dabaw, and street parade. It also showcase different activities everyday to be held in various venue. On the last day of celebration, the city mayor and vice mayor will held a free concert to the people of the city. Various famous and favorite concert performer will perform. It will be attended and watched by thousands of people. One reason also why a lot of people loved to celebrate here in Davao City is because of Peace and Order. It is tested and proven. You will be confident enough to roam around and truly enjoy the celebrations.

  • Kadayawan Festival

    • 23 Mar 2014–30 Mar 2014

    Kadayawan Festival is an annual celebration in the City of Davao during the third (3rd) week of August. It is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living. It also focuses on the multicolored mix of Davao and Mindanao’s indigenous communities as well as migrant settlers, whose identities make up the rich cultural heritage of this island.

  • Mid- Autumn Moon Cake Festival

    • 15 Aug 2014

    This is the second most important festival after the Chinese New Year for the Chinese people. It is related to the moon and the Chinese people like the moon very much. In Chinese culture, the dull moon symbolizes wholeness and togetherness. In the middle of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar the moon is in its fullest and roundest and 8 is a popular number in Chinese culture, symbolizing wealth and prosperity.

  • Pasko Fiesta

    • 6 Dec 2014–1 Jan 2015

    The Pasko Fiesta is the 4th official festival staged annually by the City Government of Davao, through the Office of the City Mayor and in partnership with the private sector. Aside from the observance of the various Christmas traditions in the city, the month- long celebration also aims to share the spirit of giving and merry – making among the various sectors of the society

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