Sunday, March 15, 2009

Araw ng Dabaw '09

We, Davaoenos, mark our calendar every 16th of March as we celebrate Araw ng Dabaw. This year's theme is "Pagtupad sa Dakilang Pangako" being Davao also known as "the land of Promise". It is now Davao's 72nd founding anniversary. A lot of activities will be showcased.

Highlights of the celebration are:

* DABAW Exhibit Opening (March 10, 10 AM, Museo Dabawenyo)
*Kalasikas Cultural Performances (March 10-16, 6-9 PM, People’s Park)
*Unveiling of Datu Bago Mural (March 12, 5 PM, Museo Dabawenyo)
*SALIDAbaw: MTV Finals (March 13, 3 PM, Gaisano Mall)
*Mutya ng Dabaw Coronation Night (March 14, 6 PM, CAP Auditorium)
*Sayawan sa Da’n (March 15, 2-8 PM, from Legazpi St., Rizal St., Bolton St., San Pedro St., to City Hall Drive)
* Pasasalamat :Thanksgiving Mass (March 16, 6 AM, San Pedro Cathedral)
*Parada Dabawenyo (March 16, 8 AM-12 NN, from Magsaysay Ave., CM Recto Ave., Bonifacio St., Legaspi St., San Pedro St., to Quimpo Blvd.)
*Banda Hudyaka : Showdown Presentation (March 16, 2 PM, People’s Park)
*Dickies presents: Pahalipay ni Mayor Concert featuring Slapshock (March 16, 7 PM, Rizal Park)
* Agri-Trade Fair (February 28-Macrh 16, SM City Grounds)
*Hudyakaan: Street Food Festival (March 9-16, 4 PM-2 AM, Bolton St., beside Sanguniang Panlungsod)
*Chinatown Night Market (14-16 March, 6 PM-2 AM, R. Magsaysay Ave.)

Be there and join us in this grand celebration!:)


Keith said...

Maayong buntag, lady Nyl!
I laugh when I see reference to Gaisano Mall, coz I have not thought of that since I wass in CDO a lon g time ago. I will be visiting close (is 1600 miles close?) to Davao in Junbe, but still will not be seeing the Philippines. But, on a clear n ight, I am sure I can smell the durian in the air

Nyl said...

wow Keith, that's a great plan!and i won't wonder now why you know a bit of Bisayan dialect since you'd been in CDO before. Sad to say, I am not good in calculating the distance.haha! I hope you could give me an exact place in Davao where you hope to visit by June, then maybe I can tell.:)

and oh yeah, you'll love Durian inspite of its smell.:D

Hendrawan said...

In Pekanbaru (Riau) we have ceremony at 17th in every month but, that is only for government.. :)

I'm sorry cliff, this is my english blog.. I hope you can understand the content easily..

the donG said...

wow davao! dami ng activities. im looking to visiting davao and gen san in may. i should have scheduled it this march. didnt know about this.

Panaderos said...

I'd love to see Davao someday. I have a number of friends who hail from Davao and I've heard so many wonderful things about it.

Nice to see that a lot of fun and informative activities are planned on that special day. :)