Almost all tribes have lined up programmes featuring the traditional sword dances
and music by young people clad in festive heritage dresses.
As part of the activities, park visitors can enjoy clown performances, bouncy castles, Lebanese Dabkha (traditional dance) shows and Syrian sword dances
are performed with snookercues, pub bouncers dance the morris and B-boys flirt with clog girls.
The celebrations included colourful street floats, folk music and dances, sword dances
and lively spraying of dry colours, while the procession passed through the streets of Goa.
Then, in accordance with the words of the song, 'Now all the good company desires to see how you handle your swords', some sword dances
(and clog dances, too) were gone through with the greatest skill and most admirable time.
There were sword dances
performed by children as well as senior students.
The Lock In is the brainchild of award-winning folk band, the Demon Barbers, and incorporates sword dances
, Morris, clog, hip hop, funk, house, ska, and drum and bass in the performance.
It was based on the old rural sword dances
but in the hands of miners they became shorter and faster routines.
For a start the Scots are known for their sword dances
, so they could even justify taking offensive weapons on to the pitch.
A wide range of activities, including sword dances
, heritage and history exhibitions, culinary specialties and stunts are organized to educate and entertain visitors.
Newcastle Kingsmen provide the exiting sword dances
from the North East of England.
The island has a rich heritage of traditional sword dances