Kadayawan, Davao’s festival of thanksgiving

DAVAO CITY — Cultural dancers perform singkil, a famous dance of the Maranao people, during the Kadayawan opening at Davao City’s People’s Park, Friday. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

A cultural dancer dares to dance above the bamboo poles notwithstanding the danger it might bring. Dancers who represent the 10 tribes of Davao perform during the Kadayawan opening at Davao City’s People’s Park, Friday. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)

A cultural dancer gracefully swishes her fans in the air as she performs during the opening celebration of Kadayawan at Davao City’s People’s Park, Friday. (davaotoday.com photo by Alex D. Lopez)

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte holds a sliced durian fruit during the opening of the Kadayawan celebration, Friday. Kadayawan is an annual festival of thanksgiving for bountiful harvests. This year’s theme is “Ten Tribes, One Vibe.” (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)

Text and photos by Davao Today staff
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