A joyous jump in the fresh waters in the rains.. with feni, fun, fiesta and music. Yes, soon it’s SaoJoao Festival Goa and your fun time is back. Best Friends and Family members get together yet another time on the 24th of June and celebrate this fun water festival to mark the arrival of the monsoons in Goa.
Last year, around same time, we shared some information about the importance of the SaoJoao Festival Goa, in our blog Goa SaoJoao, a time to be joyous!..Viva and we explained about how youth, the elderly and the newly weds have the best time jumping in the well full of waters, singing, and shouting ‘Viva SaoJoao’. We discussed about the importance of ‘copels’ too.
This time, our team did a little more research about this festival and we also have some great hotel options for your stay in case you are planning to visit Goa during this celebration time.
Siolim, Saligao, Assagao, Calangute, Candolim, Anjuna are the best villages in Goa to watch out for the real celebration of the SaoJoao Festival Goa. The celebration of SaoJoao or ‘San Jaon’ in Bardez (North Goa) goes back nearly 150 years, when San Joao revelers from Chapora and Zhor villages of Anjuna, Badem in Assagao and Siolim would come up year after year in boats to the chapel of Sao Joao in Periera Vaddo, Siolim, to pay homage and take part in the traditional dali. Besides these places, it is also celebrated with great fervor at Ribandar, Diwar island, Chorao, St. Estevam, Benaulim, Varca, Betul, Colva, Navelim, Margao and Curtorim too.
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One of the main attractions for the SaoJoao Festival Goa are the ‘Sangodds’ . The Sangodds are uniquely decorated canoes floating in waters, and members of that Sangodd wear a uniform dress to distinguish themselves from other groups. This is also a time to celebrate one’s spirit of adventure. So, on this day there are a number of competitions where youths get to exhibit their talents. It looks as if you are witnessing, a Carnival time but with lot of wetness around.