Sunday, August 23, 2009

“Nahiusang Katawhan Nakigdait sa Kalibutan” (“One People in Communion with the Earth”)

Happy 24th Kadayawan Festival! The Theme for this year is "Nahiusang Katawhan sa Kalibutan" (One People in Communion with the Earth) Kadayawan is a thanksgiving celebration for a bountiful harvest. Basically, it is a comemmorative event for the life and culture of the Indegineous People which is always associated with land. They expressed thier thanksgiving to the spirits by dancing.

This year’s celebration has two main components:

Lumadnong Kasaulogan (Indigenous Peoples Festival) - the core of the Kadayawan Festival showcasing our indigenous peoples’ culture and arts.

Subay sa Lumadnong Kagikan (Contemporary Indigenous-motivated Celebrations) - showcases the impact of the indigenous culture and traditions to contemporary artists and communities.

The festival started from Aug.17-23. There are lots of activities prepared by the organizers. The highlighted part was the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan (Street dancing).

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