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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

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

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

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

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 […]

Diwanag Festival

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

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 […]