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Colors of Sao Jao Festival – Goa

July 10, 2010 1 min read

The feast of St. John the Baptist is celebrated with unspoilt ethnic Goan flavor on the 24th of June every year.

Young men and boys of the village go as a group from home to home, asking to jump into the well on the property amidst cheering and gaiety. The reward for the group is usually a bottle of freshly distilled ‘Feni’ a fermented drink made from recently harvested cashews.

The following photos were taken in Siolim village.

Revellers make and wear a crown of flowers on their head and enthusiastic men climb up the cross to place their cron on the cross.

Boats are decorated and brought in along the rivulet. Rain is inevitable on this day, as the monsoons have already set in, but this does not dampen the spirit of the Goans.




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