Daman and Diu Festivals




The Daman and Diu festivals are a significant part of the cultural life of the union territory. The people who live in this part of India celebrate the festivals with pomp and grandeur. Two major festivals of Daman and Diu are Garba Festival and Folk Dance Festival.

The Garba festival is one of the most important festivals in Daman and Diu. This festival stretches for nine days at a stretch when the young generation people rejoice by dancing in bright and colorful dresses and accessories.

This festival is celebrated to pay homage to Goddess Amba. On this occasion, a variety of devotional dances and songs are performed. The festival starts with the age-old rituals associated with the worship of Goddess Amba. On this occasion, people from different social and religious backgrounds rejoice together. This festival is organized in the month of November or October.

The Folk Dance Festival is one of the most well known festivals at Daman and Diu. Daman and Diu was once under the Portuguese rule. Therefore, the cultural life of this region is actually an amalgamation of varied cultural elements of the west and the east.

The different types of dances that are parts of the Folk dance Festival in Daman and Diu are Mando Dance, Vira dance and Verdigao dance. The Garba dance form is one of the most renowned traditional dance forms of the region. Everybody who lives in this union territory take part in this dance festival irrespective of age. Both age-old and contemporary dance forms are parts of this festival.



Last Updated on: 3rd April 2013