Padigosan Festival - Davao del Sur Events

Padigosan Festival

July 19 | Digos City, Davao del Sur


Padigosan is a festival in Digos featuring activities like lechon parade, street dancing, trade fair, and sports competition. The celebration commemorates the founding of Digos into a municipality back in July 19, 1949.


The name of the festival is derived from the term padigos, which means "to take a bath". Moreover, the city name Digos also has the same origin. The use of such a term dates back to a story of a settler having a short conversation with a native. The settler asked the native "What is this the name of this place?". Having thought that the settler asked "Where are you going?", the native answered "padigos" - which meant that he was about to take a bath in the river. With the native's reply, the settler thought that the name of the place was Padigos. Later, the name evolved to Digos.




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