“Pamulak” highlights on August 18 8am-12nn respectively.
– August 18, 2013 – Pamulak sa Dalan – Thousands of colorful flowers are formed into different shapes that the creator prefers. Aside from the fresh flowers, they include also fresh fruits. This is the most-watched even in the annual festival.
Pamulak Kadayawan (Floral Float Parade)
Perhaps the most colorful event not only in Mindanao but in the entire Philippines — this exhibit of vividly designed floats is always the extreme highlight of the festival. The colorful spectacle will hit the road on August 18 starting at the Roxas Ave. en-route to San Pedro St. As Dabawenyos celebrate Kadayawan for the bountiful harvest season, this vibrant exhibition simply couldn’t be excluded from the lineup of events as it shows the rich vegetation of the Davao Region.
The floats will be decorated with various ornamental plants and flowers while fruits and vegetables are also used to add color to the different floats.
Three categories are entered in this floral float competition including the big float, small float and the non-motorized or two-wheel float categories. The floats will be judged based on their symbolism, design and creative use of materials.
Hiyas ng Kadayawan: The Grand Quest for the Festival Gem
This event is a beauty pageant like no other as it features the most gorgeous and brilliant ladies who will banner their respective tribes.
It will be a battle of beauty, brains, and talents as the 10 contestants will be judged based on their knowledge of their own tribe, personal character and their performance in the cultural skill showcase.
The cultural skill showcase already kicked off last August 15 while the Grand Coronation Night is set to get underway at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center on August 17.
Other Highlights The Sayaw Mindanaw Finals will fire off at the SM City Annex on August 16. This event is somehow like the Indak-Indak but will be held indoors.
The Hulagway sa Kadaywan Photo Contest is ongoing while the Tunog Mindanaw, that was highlighted by the performance of original compositions by musicians across Mindanano, recently concluded at the Taboan Matina Town Square last August 11.
Various sporting events will also be held in different venues in the city with the Mayor Inday Sara Z. Duterte 27th Kadayawan Sports Festival.
There are also huge discounts for authentic Mindanaoan merchandise at the Lumadnong Gama and Dayaw Market at People’s Park together with the Kadayawan sa Pasalubong Center at the Pasalubong Center along Palma Gil St.
Known as the Festival of festivals because of its vibrant sounds and colors, Kadayawan’s Indak Indak sa Kadalanan attracts many people in the city and all over the nation, especially photographers.