Colors of Sao Jao Festival – Goa

July 10, 2010


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.

 

jm

http://www.wovensouls.com

http://www. jewelsofthepeacock.com

The post Colors of Sao Jao Festival – Goa appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.





Also in Wovensouls Blog on Indian & Asian Culture

No Shoes Indoors

May 09, 2019

The origins of this  gently-but-strictly enforced rule in all traditional Asian homes might be many. But I think the real reason is the art that is displayed on the floor…. … Continue reading

The post No Shoes Indoors appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.

Continue Reading

A Note on Phulkari Classification

April 30, 2019

A compilation of my jottings on Phulkaris Textiles of Punjab

The post A Note on Phulkari Classification appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.

Continue Reading

One Old Lady meets Another

April 28, 2019

The paint has worn out. And there are plenty of nicks on the woodwork, each telling an unforgetable tale. Layers of old paint shed – layers of fresh paint applied … Continue reading

The post One Old Lady meets Another appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.

Continue Reading