Tiatr Day

The First Konkani Tiatr “Italian Bhurgo” written and directed by Lucasinho Ribeiro was staged in Bombay on 17th April 1892. Hence every year 17th April is celebrated as “Tiatr Day”. The first ‘Tiatr Day’ was celebrated on April 17, 1996 by Kala Academy Goa. Today this day is celebrated in Goa as well as in Mumbai. In Goa Tiatr Academy of Goa and Kala Academy Goa jointly celebrates this day since 2011 whereas in Mumbai Maharashtra Konkan Kala Saunstha organizes the celebrations on behalf of Tiatr Academy since 2012.