Events And Nightlife
Pamulak: Where Thousands of Flowers Bloom at the 33rd Kadayawan
Davao del Sur
Ida Damo | Aug 30, 2018
Kadayawan is a celebration of the city’s bountiful harvest and its 11 tribes. Flowers, fruits, plants, vegetables, and even livestock are festooned in floats that are in different colors, shapes and sizes.
For the competing floats, there are three categories: Big (Dako) or those measuring from 8 feet in width and 16 feet in length; the Small (Gamay) or those measuring anything below 8 feet in width and 16 feet in length; and the Lahi (Alternative) or anything that is indigenous or extraordinary small contraptions that are not driven and has no machine.
Every competing float must be covered in at least 80% fresh flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables and maximum height is 14 feet from the ground.
Floats were judged according to the following criteria: 20% symbolism (project and symbolize the meaning of kadayawan), 40% design (concept and artistic merits taking into consideration the balance, proportion, emphasis, repetition, harmony, and rhythm of the shapes, images and colors), and 40% execution (how the design is realized with consideration to the quality of craftsmanship, stability of structure and decoration, choice and creative use of materials).
The big category grand winner will get PhP700,000, the small category PhP300,000, and the alternative category PhP100,000.
Kisan Lu Land and Development, Inc. emerged as the grand winner for the big category.
Teleperformance won the 1st place for the small category.
Davao Horse Club got the 1st prize for the Lahi Category.
The Pamulak or Floral Float Parade is done every 3rd Sunday of August.
How to get there:
Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. Travel time from Manila is an hour and 50 minutes while Cebu takes 50 minutes.
The Kadayawan is held every 3rd week of August and the floral float every third Sunday of August.