Tarpa Festival derives its name from the famous and extremely popular folk dance of Dadra & Nagar Haveli- the Tarpa Dance.

Tarpa dance is particularly famous amidst the Varli, Kokna and Koli tribes of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Dadra and Nagar haveli is famous for the existence of various tribes with different, amazing culture and traditions.

Tarpa Dance Festival

Although all through the state these tribal dances and festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm, Silvasa celebrates these cultures and traditions with deep devotion.

Tribal festivals and events include boat and swimming races, and folk dance, Rangoli and tattoo painting competitions. Cultural programs and dances are held in the evening. Tarpa Festival is indeed a cultural Fiesta with the tribal culture and traditions being displayed at its best.

The festival is celebrated every year in the month of December. In 2015, it will be held in December.

Tarpa Dance

Tarpa dance is an extremely popular dance of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is mainly a tribal dance. The dance performances are usually done on moonlit nights.

With the musical accompaniment of a wind instrument named Tarpa, the dancers encircle the ‘Tarpakar’ and they dance past mid night. The dance performed by the villagers is a true mirror to their unity and coordination. All the participants join hands and swing in circles while singing themselves.

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