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Kaimonan Festival

Maco, Davao de Oro Maco, Davao de Oro

Kaimonan Festival of Maco Kaimonan is a Mansaka term for thanksgiving for the blessings and bountiful harvest. It is celebrated every June 17 in accordance with the practices of the tribe which were believed to be the original settlers of Maco. Town Fiesta: Last Saturday of June; Araw ng Maco: June 17. + Calendar

Buganihan Festival

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

Buganihan Festival of Compostela 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. It is scheduled every August 1. Town Fiesta: June 25; + Calendar

Sal’lupongan Festival

New Bataan, Davao de Oro , Philippines

Sal’lupongan Festival of New Bataan Celebrated on August 1-10, 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 the bountiful harvest. Town Fiesta: May 1; […]

Pagsandugan Festival

Mawab, Davao de Oro Mawab, Davao de Oro, Philippines

Pagsandugan Festival of Mawab A celebration of unity and thanksgiving introduced by the early Mansaka settlers of Mawab. The celebration, highlighted by a strong Mansaka presence, is scheduled every August 14. + Calendar

Kariyawan Festival

Poblacion, Montevista, Davao de Oro Poblacion, Montevista, Montevista, Davao de Oro, Philippines

Kariyawan Festival of Monkayo The festival is celebrated every September 4 as a thanksgiving for the municipality’s rich agricultural harvest and abundant mineral resources. It features street dances depicting its wealth of cultural heritage and trade fairs Town Fiesta: July 31; Araw ng Monkayo: September 4. + Calendar

Kahimunan cum Fruit Festival

Laak, Davao de Oro Laak, Davao de Oro, Philippines

Kahimunan cum Fruit Festival of New Bataan A festival of get-together among the four tribes of Laak – the Dibabawon, Mandaya, Mansaka, and Muslim. It showcases bountiful fruit harvests of each barangay and scheduled on September 21. + Calendar

Pasaka Festival

Poblacion, Pantukan, Davao de Oro Poblacion, Pantukan, Pantukan, Davao de Oro, Philippines

Pasaka Festival of Maragusan  November 13 is Pasaka Festival in Pantukan. It is derived from the names of two Datus of the Mansaka and Muslim tribe who contributed much to the making of the municipality. The festival pays tribute to rich harvests of Pantukan. Town Fiesta: March 19; Araw ng Pantukan: November 13. + Calendar

P’yagsawitan Festival

Poblacion, Maragusan, Davao de Oro Poblacion, Maragusan, Maragusan, Davao de Oro, Philippines

Pyagsawitan 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

L’yurot Festival

Golden Valley, Mabini, Davao de Oro Golden Valley, Mabini, Mabini, Davao de Oro, Philippines

L’yurot Festival of Golden Valley 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 […]

Diwanag Festival

Poblacion, Montevista, Davao de Oro Poblacion, Montevista, Montevista, Davao de Oro, Philippines

Diwanag Festival of Montevista The municipality of Montevista celebrates Diwanag Festival on the first Friday to the last Friday of December. The festival is a combination of the phrase “Diwa nga Masanag”, an acronym for: (D)reams, (I)ntegrity, (W)holesome celebration of the cheerful atmosphere of Christmas, (A)ssimilation of the town’s diverse ethnic groups, (N)ever-ending trust in […]

Simballay Festival

Poblacion, Montevista, Davao de Oro Poblacion, Montevista, Montevista, Davao de Oro, Philippines

Simballay Festival of Nabunturan The celebration symbolizes the unity and togetherness of the people of Nabunturan and their thanksgiving celebration for the bountiful harvests of this Capital Town of Compostela Valley. It is normally held every third week of December. Town Fiesta: March 19; Araw ng Nabunturan: November 13. + Calendar