Davao City, Philippines – Malacañang Palace declares August 17 and 20 as special non-working holidays in the City of Davao in celebration of the Kadayawan Festival.
The Proclamation 551 dated July 31 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, August 17 (Friday) is declared special non-working holiday in Davao City in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day. Same proclamation also declares August 20 (Monday) as another non-working holiday citywide to give way for celebration of the annual Araw ng Pasasalamat. These two celebrations are part of the Kadayawan Festival
“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Davao be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” the proclamation stated.
Davaoeños will enjoy a very long weekend break from August 17 to August 22.
August 21 (Tuesday) is Ninoy Aquino Day, a regular holiday in commemoration of the assassination of former senator Benigno Aquino Jr. Meanwhile, August 22 (Wednesday) is also a regular holiday in celebration of Eid’l Adha or “Feast of Sacrifice,” one of the Muslim holidays declared as nationwide holiday under Presidential Decree (PD) No. 291.