This festival is observed with great pomp and gaiety, particularly by the Kokna and Varli tribes of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. These tribes avoid consuming any foodstuffs cooked with home grown beans till this festival is celebrated. It is celebrated during September.
The 'Masimagam' festival is celebrated with enthusiasm at Dadra and Nagar Haveli, on a full moon day of the 'Masi' month, which falls during February to March. During Masimagam festival, holy deities are bathed, as per the ceremonial bathing rituals. It is believed that sacred idols from over 64 temples are bathed in the sea.
Villianur Temple Car Festival
Celebrated during the middle of the month of May, Villianur Car Festival is a popular event in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. People usher the adorned car belonging to the Thirukameswarar Kokilambal Temple, in a grand procession, accompanied by innumerable devotees. The festival is dependent on the sighting of the full moon.
Holi is celebrated with gusto by almost all the regional tribes of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. During this festival, a fair is hosted here, which continues for an entire week, based at 'Lawachha' and is also celebrated at Silvassa. Coloured water is thrown at each other during Holi.
Raksha Bandhan Festival
This festival is celebrated especially by Dhodia tribals and it is locally known as 'Divaso and Baleo' by the regional tribes who reside in this portion of the nation. During this great festival, people invoke the blessings of Goddess Kali, particularly in the villages of Silvassa, before and also after crops are harvested.
The womenfolk of the Kokna tribals are said to arrange this traditional festival of this part of the country.
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