Kadayawan Festival in Davao, Philippines "The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival in the city of Davao in the Philippines. Its name derives from the friendly greeting "Madayaw", from the Dabawenyo word "dayaw", meaning good, valuable, superior or beautiful. The festival is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living."
The Kadayawan Festival is called the “King of all Fiestas in Mindanao” for good reason. Held during the third week of August, it is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of Davao city and other parts of Mindanao.