Festivals and fairs are part of every healthy society. Celebrations like these give the masses a reason to make merry and spend quality time with their near and dear ones. The calendar of Dewas is full of such celebrations, depicting the vibrant culture of the region. All major festivals like Holi, Diwali, Eid, Christmas, etc., are celebrated with great mirth, in Dewas just the way they are celebrated in the rest of India. Due to the presence of Devi Chamunda shrine in the city, the festival of Navratri is celebrated with great fervor. Navratri celebrations in Dewas often include the establishment of idols of Goddess Durga in different parts of the city, in front of which people do the traditional Garba dance with the intent of pleasing the goddess.