Festivals

BONDERAM FESTIVAL

This festival is celebrated on the island of Divar located 12 kilometers away from Panjim, on the fourth Saturday of August. The festival begins with a multi coloured flag parade along with a brass band on the island. Once the festival is declared open, the entire island comes to life. Events like fancy dress competitions followed by the traditional float parade and performances by famous music bands of Goa occur all through the day. The fest is held in remembrance of the age old dispute between clans existing on the island during the Portuguese era. Hence the multi coloured flags that demarcate the boundaries of the respective clans.

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