Pondicherry is a platter of sundry cultures. The zeal that Pondicherry lives with is result of its extolling past. While flipping the pages of history one comes across to the presence of Romans and French for coon’s age. The contemporary lifestyle of the Pondy residents is modern and vibrant.
The leading religions are Christianity, Hinduism and Islam in Pondicherry. Hence the town has holy places in galore. With various religions followed by, there are gargantuan festivals and fairs celebrated here in unity. The fever pitched residents celebrate festivals with ardor spirit. Here, the festivals are celebrated according to its significance such as religions, culture and even food. The town celebrates Yoga festival, Bohi, Pongal, Mattu Pongal, Karinal, Ashram Darshan Day, Mask festival, Bastille Day, French Food Festival, Virampattinam Car Festival, Diwali, etc. Pondicherry Independence Day is celebrated on 16 August.
Cuisine of the territory again reflects the influence of French and Romans. The cuisine of the territory is called as Franco-Pondicherry Cuisine. The fusion of French and Pondicherry dishes makes the cuisine unique and scrumptious. Eggplant, drumsticks and mangoes are seasonal delicacies. Creamy dalcha, Markandam Dalcha, Basundi, semolina cake, Erral Masala Vadai, etc are popular dishes of the territory.
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