Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My World#35 Indak-indak sa Kadalanan

There are several things to see in Davao City during August but the most popular is the Kadayawan festival which happens every third week of August. Several activities are lined up but the most anticipated events were the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan (streetdancing) and the floral float parade. Tourists and locals line up the city's designated main streets to see this exciting event.

Indak-indak sa Kadalanan (streetdancing) happens on the third Saturday of August every year while the floral float parade will happen the next day, Sunday. The streetdancing features indigenous dances of various indigenous tribes of the city and its surrounding areas. The participants are mostly students from grade school, high school and college levels wearing colorful, beautifully decorated and intricate indigenous costumes with similarly colorful props.

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Gwendolyn August 11, 2009 at 8:36 AM  

Wow! What a fun event to photograph. These pics are awesome! Thanks for wharing.

Reader Wil August 11, 2009 at 8:36 AM  

Very beautiful dances and parade! Very colourful too!

Louise August 11, 2009 at 10:41 AM  

Terrific post! The pictures are well-shot and so vivid. Very nice.

Gaelyn August 11, 2009 at 9:17 PM  

Love the bright colors and the choreography. Looks like a moving festival. Great captures.

Swarna August 11, 2009 at 9:33 PM  

Great pics! I wish we had more such street shows. They will help to keep up the citizens' interest in local art forms.

Anonymous August 12, 2009 at 2:34 AM  

Thank you for commenting on my blog - this festival looks really fun - we don't have anything close!

Pyatshaw August 12, 2009 at 2:39 AM  

Thanks for visiting my blog--I am having problems editing so haven't been able to put the text below some of the photos...hope it sorts itself out!
We have nothing like this in Scotland...probably far too staid!
Great pics, beautiful colours!

ms toast burner August 12, 2009 at 6:53 AM  

Sounds as wonderful as it looks!

storyteller August 12, 2009 at 6:56 AM  

What a COLORFUL event ;--)
Thanks for sharing and for visiting My World at Happily Retired Gal.
Hugs and blessings,

Kathiesbirds August 13, 2009 at 10:35 PM  

Very bright and colorful. It looks like so much fun!

Marju August 14, 2009 at 5:15 AM  

Beautiful pictures, wonderful colors!

Lantaw August 17, 2009 at 6:17 PM  

wow! great updates sa kadayawan. sayang hinde ako makapunta this year

Ebie August 18, 2009 at 6:33 AM  

Such colorful festivities. I love the colorful costumes and their creative designs. Well done!

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