Witness the elegance and preserve the beauty of kite-flying with a festival of colors in the sky!
Kite flyers nationwide are invited to the fourth Tabanog Festival with the theme “Fly for the Mangrove”. The festival is scheduled this May 23-24 at the Cemetery Ground, Quirino District, Padada, Davao del Sur. The festival is going to hold a Paaway (kite fight), Flat Creative Kites and 3D Creative Kites as categories for competition. A Kite Making Workshop for kids and a free Kiteshow Presentation by Mr. Eric Basit of Pampanga will also be part of the event. Cash prizes await for the winners of the events.
Kite Flying in the Philippines is a cultural tradition with knowledge and skill handed from generation; the perpetuity of the tradition is hampered by the popularity of passive computer games that use no creativity. Among the ASEAN countries, the Philippines is being left behind in the preservation of the Kite Flying tradition. Starting in 2012, the festival is reviving the dying art.
The High School Alumni Association of Saint Michael’s School of Padada, Batch 80 is leading the event with the Department of Tourism in Region XI and the Kite Flying Association of the Philippines serving as partners. 10% from sponsorship’s receipt will go to Batch 80’s Mangrove Preservation project.
Avenue One Hotel is offering an all-around package for out-of-town travelers. With a distance of a few kilometers from the event, the hotel is perfect for participants looking for a closer place to stay for the festival. The hotel will include transportation from and to the Davao International Airport, discount on hotel accommodations and food package. Interested participants can contact Mr. Czaldy Garrote to avail the discounted festival rates.