Festivals in SilvassaEdit This
Silvassa Festivals are no less than any other festivals which
are celebrated by Hindus, Muslims and Christians in India. However the
tribal festivals are traditional and distinct. And the tourism
department also hosts lots of events to attract tourists. This is the
best time to travel in Silvassa as you can be part of great excitement
National Tribal Art and Food Festival
The festival is celebrated from May 1 to 7. For art lovers this is the perfect time to plan a
to Silvassa. Tribal artists from all over the country come here to
participate. You can see and buy various art forms here like Madubani,
Valley, Varli paintings. Also the food festival serves various tribal
cuisine from all over India.
Tarpa is a popular folk dance of Dadra and Nagar Haveli which is
a distinct dance of the Varli, Kokna and Koli tribes in the region. This
festival is celebrated from December
23 to 31 throughout the region; however Silvassa is the major hub of this event.
The festival highlights tribal culture and various tribal events of the
This festival is celebrated in the month of August to pay homage to
the sea god to keep the fishermen safe throughout the year.
The fisherwomen dresse up in their best clothing and offer naivedyam and pooja to
the sea god. The whole day is celebrated in singing, dancing and
is also the time when Raksha Bandhan, the festival of the brother and
sister, is celebrated throughout the country.
Monsoon Magic Festival
With the arrival of monsoon the region gets ready to celebrate the
Monsoon Magic Festival. It is celebrated from July 14 to August 15. The entire month hosts various events and
competition in Silvassa and tourists as well as locals love to
participate in this festival. Highlights are musical concerts, rain
dance, monsoon paintings and monsoon sports. This is the best time to
Every year during the time of Makar Sankranti, which is celebrated in the month of January, the town celebrates the kite festival. Kites of various shapes, sizes and colors adorn the sky. It is a spectacular sight. Tourists are encouraged to participate in this event and bring their own kites. Several competitions are held during this time. It is great time to watch the kites flying high in the sky.
April 11, 2010 change by goadventurefreak