March Celebration for Davao: Araw ng Dabaw
Next week will be the week for celebrating Araw ng Dabaw (Davao City Foundation Day). It will be the 80th year foundation of the city. This is a month long celebration but the highlight of all events is celebrated every 16th day of March which is the parade.
This is one of the celebrations in the city that is most awaited aside from the Kadayawan which is in August. Local news has a live telecast of the said events every year.
On March 16, 1936, Davao has become a city filed under Billed 609 passed as the Commonwealth Act by Romualdo Quimpo. He has initiated for Davao to become a city because of its growing economy and growing population as well.
For the past years, I have been seeing this event. I know this year would be special to Davaoenos because our most powerful mayor in the city for a long time has become the president of this country. This will be the first time of a much special celebration.
Schedule of Events
Since it is a month long celebration of the Araw ng Dabaw, there are a lot of planned activities for the Dabawenyos. These events are celebrated with the different coterie of people living around the city which includes the local tribes, LGBT group, the companies who invested in the city, participating schools and the locals itself.
My son Ares, a sixth grader, is a member of the Drum and Lyre group in his school. Every year, they prepare for this event to come in which they practiced their piece well. This is how the event is very significant to Davaoenos and has attached each of these schools in the early stage to participate in the parade.
I have listed events that are most well distinguish in their own:
- Barangay Cheer Dance Competition @ 1 PM, Rizal Park, San Pedro St. – March 15, 2017
- Mutya ng Dabaw @ 6 PM, Davao City Recreation Center, Quezon Boulevard – March 15, 2017
- Parade @ 7AM, Roxas Avenue to Rizal Park – March 16, 2017
An event like these is most well-known to locals. If you are looking for more schedule of events, just visit here.
Just a reminder
When you plan to attend the events for the Araw ng Dabaw, you should be aware of the crowd and the place. Bring the necessary kinds of stuff like water, umbrella, towelettes and other things you might need. Be well-prepared for this kind of events first.
Enumerate your itineraries. Add a checklist of your budget so that you won’t get panicked when things turn out not so good. Enjoy this year’s events but let us be careful also with the crowd.
But if ever you don’t want to go and watch these events personally, you might as well see it on news. You can watch some of it live on TV like the parade. So no matter how you wished to join the celebration, let us enjoy this peacefully.
It’s more fun in the Philippines and it’s more fun in Davao.
For more questions, don’t hesitate to ask me. I’m just a message away.