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Buganihan Festival

Compostela, Davao de Oro Compostela, Davao de Oro

Buganihan Festival The festival of the bustling trade and commercial town of Compostela is a thanksgiving celebration for bountiful harvest and a tribute to the bagani warriors of the past. Compostela is 24 kilometers from the capital Nabunturan. + Calendar

Sal’lupongan Festival

New Bataan, Davao de Oro

Sal’lupongan Festival Sal’lupongan is a combination of the Mansaka word Sal’lu meaning salo-salo (gathering, sharing among people)) and pongan, the root word of hugpong (solidarity) which means unity in diversity and the gathering of all ethnic groups to thank God for bountiful harvest. New Bataan is 41 kms from the capital town of Nabunturan. + Calendar

Kahimonan Festival

Laak, Davao de Oro Laak, Davao de Oro

Kahimonan Festival A festival of get-together among the four tribes of Laak – the Dibabawon, Mandaya, Mansaka, and Muslim. It showcases bountiful fruit harvests from each barangay. The town is 83.48 kilometres from the capital Nabunturan or about 50 kilometres from Tagum City. + Calendar

Pasaka Festival

Pantukan, Davao de Oro Pantukan, Davao de Oro

Pasaka Festival The festival pays tribute to the rich harvests of the municipality. The name of the festival was derived from the names of two Datus of the Mansaka and Muslim tribe who contributed much to the making of the municipality. The town is 72.5 kilometres from Nabunturan or about 30 kilometres from Tagum City. […]

L’yurot Festival

Mabini, Davao de Oro Mabini, Davao de Oro

L’yurot Festival lies in the highlands of the municipality of Mabini, province of Compostela Valley. Some 85-90 percent of its population of almost 5,000 belongs to the native Mansaka tribe. It is accessible by way of a one-and-a-half hour ride from Nabunturan, the Capital town of the province through the Municipality of Mawab. Golden Valley […]

P’yagsawitan Festival

Poblacion, Compostela, Davao de Oro Poblacion, Compostela, Compostela, Davao de Oro

P`yagsawitan Festival of Maragusan  Maragusan, the Summer Capital of Davao Region, celebrates Pyagsawitan every third week of November to offer thanksgiving for the land’s successful and bountiful harvests and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Mansaka. The festival schedule is movable. Town Fiesta: November 24; Araw ng Maragusan: November 25. + Calendar

Diwanag Festival

Montevista, Davao de Oro Montevista, Davao de Oro

Diwanag Festival Christmas in Davao De Oro could not be possible without this festival of lights of the town of Montevista. The town explodes with colours, joy, and merriment starting first Friday to the last Friday of December. The name of the festival is a combination of the phrase “Diwa nga Masanag” whose acronyms are:   […]