The island of Divar came alive with the celebration of the unique ‘Bonderam’ festival hosted by the Piedade Youth Association at the Piedade Square. Celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of August, the day begins with a flag parade accompanied by a brass band. Later in the day there was a fancy dress competition followed by the float parade. The floats were crafted on a variety of themes such as current affairs, tradition, etc. Goans, young and old, participated in the festivities and rejoiced in the celebrations.