Filipino Festivals – KADAYAWAN sa UAE 2017
We Filipinos are very sentimental, because of that we always miss our love ones in the Philippines, not only that, we also miss those happy annual celebrations in our hometown. That is why some kababayans here the UAE tried to bring those festivities and celebrations here abroad.
One of those many annual celebrations is the Kadayawan Festival. The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival in the city of Davao in the Philippines. The festival is held every third week of August. It is a celebration by Dabawenyos for having a good life, peaceful living and for the farmers, a good harvest.
Last August 25, 2017, Hukbong Dabawenyos here in Dubai celebrated the first Kadayawan sa UAE. The fun-filled celebration was held in a Filipino club in Dubai. And one of the highlights of the celebration was the first “Hiyas ng Kadayawan – UAE” . Normally back in Davao one of the highlights of the celebration is the quest of Hiyas ng Kadayawan (search for the festival Queen). The Kadayawan sa UAE ended with so many prizes given away and the coronation of the queen, “Hiyas ng Kadayawan”, Miss Lara Mae de Lara Lago.