Saturday, March 16, 2013


Araw ng Dabaw is an annual event that marks the foundation of my beautiful place as a city. with this year's theme, "Kapayapaan" which means peace. Today, Davao City has already taken great strides in terms of progress and development, surpassing even some of the greatest cities of the past here in the Philippines.

Some of the most exciting events at the festival include:

Mutya ng Dabaw - Set sights on Davao’s most beautiful and talented during the most prestigious beauty pageant in the city.

Parada Dabawenyo - is one of the highlights of the Araw ng Dabaw celebration. Almost 361 groups participates the parade including schools, the civic-military parade,  private companies, employees of both the national and local government agencies. The parade is the biggest parade so far in the history from its annual festival, that gathers the most number of contingents than the last year.

Sayawan sa Da'n - Dance to the hottest beats along with locals and tourists on the biggest dance party to hit the city - (March 16, 2013, Roxas Avenue to Rizal Park).

Hunyakaan - If you enjoy chill-drinking while listening to various bands and eating some grilled fare, this event is the one for you. (March 1-17, 2013 Bolton Extension.)

Sayaw Pinoy - A FolkDance Competition that aimsto showcase, promote and conserve our ChristianDances.

Hulagway sa Araw ng Dabaw - Showcase the best of Araw ng Dabaw 2013 photo.

Below are some photos of Parada Dabawenyo:











Araw ng Davao Festival offers tourists and guests the wonderful opportunity to see and feel the rich culture and tradition of Dabawenyos.


Some photos credit to City Information Office
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