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Bonderam Festival

Every year on the fourth Saturday of August, Goans celebrate the feast of Bonderam. It is celebrated at Divar Island which is about 12 km from Panaji. Away from the hustles of Panaji, the people at this island are overwhelmed on this day.

The name 'Bonderam' is connected with flags. The Portuguese had implemented a system of marking the boundaries of villages with flags as a result of the contention between two sections of the village. The rebels knocked down this demarcation with stones.

Today this event is commemorated in this festival. On the day of the feast a parade passes through the village. Melodious music resounds in the whole village. At noontime people start coming to the village and by the evening the village is crowded with people. Colourful floats followed by colorfully dressed youngsters offer a picturesque view.

Updated on 15th June, 2015
District: North Goa


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