Today marks the 80th Day of Davao, the annual and one of the major festivals in Davao City. Defined as the fist class city in Mindanao and the third most populous in the country, Davao will celebrate its 80th year of incorporation. The event has always been celebrated with great pride and preparation. This year’s theme is “Stand tall, United and Resilient”.
Again, the city will be swarmed with visitors from all over the country and a good number of foreign tourist. Immigrants from Luzon and other regions always enjoy taking part in the event. Dabawenyos (People living in the city) got extra days off from work as the city government declared March 16 as a special non working holiday and March 17 as a regular holiday (check out the official announcement here). Below is the calendar of activities from the city government:
Wether you’re from Davao or not, here are 3 things you should know to (further) enjoy the 80th #ArawNgDavao
#1 Parties are happening all over the city, Club Echelon Davao is celebrating it tonight, March 16 with their guest DJ from Switserland – Stefan Lan. While Stre3ts Urban × Lifestyle × Pub will have its STRE3TS UNPLUGGED with band Dogpound, this Saturday, March 18. Also The Diegos and founding guitarist of Sandwich will be performing at Huckleberry Southern Kitchen & Bar same day.
#2 Promos from various establishments are offered. Darcy’s Place a coffee shop and restaurant located in Damosa Gateway is offering Php 80 frappes from March 16-19. Meanwhile JavaJive Live is offering Php 99 on all their Milkteas and JazzBlended until the 31st of this month. Piso Sale is here too as Backyard Burgers Obrero offers Php 1 on Regular Burgers when you buy any of their special burgers (TripleX, Signature, etc.). They said its their biggest sale ever.
#3 Malls are busy as Gaisano Mall of Davao (GMALL) hosts GMA KAPUSO MALL SHOW featuring Dennis Trillo and some other talents today at 3:30 PM. Aside from its Sale in the City (March 16-19) and Art Commune event, SM Lanang Premier will also host Gabby of Urbandub for Urban Sound concert series today at 6:00 PM, Fountain Court Event Grounds. Abreeza also joined the sale in the city and GMA Kapuso Mall Show but more importantly will have free admission Bamboo Concert Live, yes you’re reading it right, a free admission concert tomorrow, March 17 at 6:00 PM
Davao City is also the home of Philippine Eagle, the country’s national bird and interestingly enough the birth place of your very own blog community in the country – Philippine Eagle Online #WeTakeYouThere
Happy 80th Araw ng Davao sa tanan!!! (Happy 80th Day of Davao to everyone!)
And oh, if you’re in town and planning to take part of the festivities, use promo code 80THDAVAO on your Grab App (Grab Taxi) to get Php 100 off the metered fare. Valid only today so grab away!