Goa’s ‘Sao Joao’ Festival– A Tradition to Jump into Wells and Lakes.
An Annual Christian Water-Fest commenced by one of the noteworthy Baptists- St. John who was a firebrand prophet on 24th June. This illustrious Feast is prestigious Goa-Carnival celebrated amongst the local residents on every 24th June in Goa. Stereotyped Exciting Aqua Fiesta in Goa is observed just before 6 months of the Jesus Birth Anniversary. A traditional custom of jumping into a well and a lake is performed at all corners of Goa that has its roots in Portugal.
You might be wondering about the jumping tradition into a well with an exultant shout of “Sao Joao”. It’s mesmerizing, trust me!! The other lively and high- spirited dances, Goan do are out of the boxes and worth-seeing.
The dazzling celebration at North – Goa
Siolim and Anjuna are the celebrated Villages at North-Goa where people honour this festivity in a peculiar pattern and with an immense gusto. It’s advised to explore North Goa during Sao-Jao Fiesta for its unique cultural festival in Siolim. Fest enthusiasts carry out a significant carcade (procession) that heads towards the lake bang opposite St. Anthony’s Church.
They conduct various theatre shows and stand up- comedy jamborees to entertain umpteen visitors with their mimicry-sessions. Legend has it- The grand splendour of Sao-Jao is observed in Siolim, North Goa around 3 pm at an exalted scale.
A Walk to Remember Towards Fernandes Wado (Church)
For outsiders, Sao Joao festival at Goa is not a one-place celebration, it covers the foremost beatific vicinity, such as Siolim, Fernandes Wado, and Anjuna all together. Do not forget to head towards the most- happening place in Goa, that is- Fernandes Wado just 5 minutes away from famous Siolim Church for the post-party jollification. The same crowd might be following you as well in Fernandes’s Church whom you have already met in Siolim and njuna. This astonishing after party celebrations are esteemed late night with incredible ambiance, exciting-live- music along with delicious cuisines.
What makes the carnival spesh?
Goa celebrates almost all the festivities with a great fun and dedication. All these seasonal occasions come up with outright distinct customs and have a carnival-like feel. Goans are way chirpy, and always in a mood to party out with colorful attires, exotic food and loud-music throughout (especially during each fests). For Beach-Lovers, Goa is much similar to a beach holiday- destination. Being rich in cultural heritage and ancient tradition, Goa has now become the most visited place in India. Portuguese rulers played a quite good role in intensifying its splendor and grace. So, it’s suggested to be a part of this festival in Goa for once in your lifetime and explore its absolute zing and exuberance during the warmth season of the Year.
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