Barretto Holidays - Bonderam - Divar Island

Bonderam Festival at Divar Island Goa 1


Bonderam festival at Divar island Goa

Bonderam festival at Divar island Goa, is celebrated on the fourth Saturday of August during the monsoon with great fanfare and attended by thousands of tourists and locals.

The festival is a memoir to the dispute and the fury of the Villagers over the Portuguese system of resolving the disputes. The villagers on the Divar Island often indulged in some kind of fight over the matter of ownership of their lands. To stop the disputes the Portuguese, put up flags at the boundaries. The villagers did not like this system. So they protested against the Portuguese by throwing stones at the flags. On this day a carnival ambiance is created. Each section of the village has a float at the parade. Melodious music could be heard throughout the village. The gaily coloured floats accompanied by colourfully dressed youngsters make a pretty picture.





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