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Sao Joao

24th June 2017

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The rainy season is the best time of the year in Goa. It is the weather, picturesque backdrop, nature trails and adventure that paradise every year. One such important element and celebrated only in the state of Goa. Here are some of them.

Sao Joao: The monsoons begin with the celebration of Sao Joao festival This festival has a special significance in the catholic community and is dedicated to St John the Baptist, the firebrand prophet. Christian scripture tells us of John the Baptist leaping for joy in his mother, Elizabeth’s womb when to baptise Jesus in the river Jordan. The well is considered to be a representation of Elizabeth’s womb and a jump into it a sign of joy for the birth of Christ.

San Joao, like any other Goan tradition. People dressed in colourful outfits from several villages meet near a stream front in carnival-coloured boats and floats. The feast is marked by people of all ages by jumping into wells, ponds and rivers. The festival is then followed by different types of folk dances and exchange of fruits and other eatables between friends and relatives. across the state and is majorly celebrated in the village of Siolim, Goa.