Indeed Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year as every city and town in the country celebrate the season with gladness, joy and much anticipation. This has been our tradition every year and we are known to have the longest Christmas celebration in the whole world.
In the Province of Davao Del Norte, one town celebrates the Holiday Season beyond the usual Christmas Celebration. The celebration is grand and has become the town’s signature event staged every year. This is the Kahayag Festival of the Municpality of Carmen which is now on its 6th year.
Kahayag Festival serves as the town’s celebration of thanksgiving for its bountiful blessings received each year and it is celebrated during the Yuletide season. During the whole month of December, the 4-hectare Town Plaza and Tourism Complex is adorned by giant Christmas Trees, different Christmas Lanterns, colorful Belens that all glitter and shine at night – a spectacular sight that draws the attention of the locals, tourists and even passers-by.
This is an LGU-initiated event but widely participated by the all Barangays, schools, various groups, private sectors and even different corporations.
During the month-long celebration, different festivities are staged every night participated by the different agencies and groups in the town. It has becomes one grand celebration that the people of Carmen looks forward to every year.
Kahayag Festival 2016 sa Carmen runs from December 2, 2016 to January 2, 2017. So, when you’re passing by Carmen, do drop by the Town Plaza and Tourism Complex and be mesmerized by this Holiday Landmark of Davao Del Norte.