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Bonderam

One of the festivals from among the many, and which is common to all in Goa is the harvest festival or konsamchem fest. This festival symbolizes the remuneration for the efforts put by the farmers and thanks to the almighty God for the bountiful harvest. In the past bonderam was celebrated by the comunidades of Navelim, Goltim, Malar and Naroa.The celebrations were confined to parading the national flags of various countries, fixed atop bamboo stems and carried in March by tiny tots preceded by the brass band.

The Bonderam were paraded around the village to demarcate the boundaries of the four comunidades of the island. Nowadays the celebration besides the procession of Bonderam includes Floats which are made by the different village wards accompanied by beat groups. The festival is sponsored by industrial houses.

 
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