Navigation Links
Goans Celebrate Monsoon Festival

Goans this weekend had a gala time celebrating annual Monsoon festival, which marks San Joao, the feast of John, the Baptist .

Monsoon festival is a legacy Goans have inherited from the Portuguese, who ruled the State until it was liberated in 1961.

During the celebrations, Goans jumped into rivers, ponds and wells amidst persistent rains.

In villages, the festival was celebrated with much traditional fervour.

At Loutulim in south Goa, men wearing 'copel' or crowns of flowers and grass, sung traditional songs and danced to merry tunes before jumping into a pond.

Maendra Alvares, one of the participants, said: "We celebrated San Joao, the feast of Saint John's, like how it was in the olden times. We celebrate it by jumping in the ponds. People wear crowns and have all the traditional food ".

Alister Fernandes said: "Everybody makes merry on this day. They wear hats specially made at home with flowers. To enjoy, they jump into wells.

It is San Joao's peace Viva San Joao," said Fernandes.

In Navelim, young men and teenaged boys, were seen diving into a well and splashing around.

Men, women and children donning colourful headgears made of flowers sang and danced, as they made merry on the occasion.

Hundreds of people gathered in the picturesque village of Siolim, to watch heavily decorated boats row up the Chapora River from several areas in Goa.

It is believed that San Joao revellers from across Goa, first converged in front of St. Anthony's Church in Siolim over 150 years back.

According to the Biblical legend when Saint John was in his mother's womb, Mother Mary visited his mother in her dream. Saint John supposedly leaped inside her womb in joy.

Portuguese traditions still have a strong presence especially in the coastal areas of the State.

Goas balmy beaches, tropical clim ate and its unique charm attract thousands of international tourists every year.



'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Yet Another Reason To Celebrate Drinking
2. Indian Doctor Wants March 21st To Be Celebrated As World Down Syndrome Day
3. Birds of a Feather: Children, Activists and Bird Lovers Join To Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day in Kenya
4. National Neonatology Forum Plans to Celebrate Newborn Week
5. Earth Day Celebrated With Hopes of a Greener Tomorrow
6. Britney Spears New Album to Celebrates Womanhood
7. Indian Wine Major Indage Celebrates 25th Anniversary
8. France Celebrates Summer With All-night Music Fest; NY Swings Along
9. Dengue fever in Delhi after the Monsoon
10. Ayurveda Boosts Monsoon Tourism in Kerala
11. New Law On HIV/AIDS To Be Implemented At The Monsoon Session Of Parliament
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/19/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Yesterday, the President of the United States ... two sides. There are not two sides to hatred, bigotry, discrimination, and a white ... and the NPEIV stands against all forms of such hatred and discrimination in this ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 19, 2017 , ... Mr. ... presided over the Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase 2017 yesterday, which ... Pakprot, Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business at TAT said, “Thailand has ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 ... ... edition of “Vision & Hearing” campaign, advocating for active, healthy lifestyles and highlighting ... resources available for individuals with hearing impairments and shares the latest innovations in ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... , ... August 18, 2017 , ... The Dawn Johnson ... inaugurating a new charity drive to generate community support for efforts to educate the ... cures and treatments for all types of cancer. , Each day in America, ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... MLM Insurance Group, a Miami area provider ... is working to support the Take Stock In Children Foundation during a regional ... The Take Stock In Children Foundation (TSC) offers guidance and assistance to low ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... Inc. announced today that its fully owned USA ... York City Office in Yonkers, New York ... (TWO 2 ) homecare therapy. This new East Coast location has ... under the company,s DMEPOS accreditation for Home/Durable Medical Equipment Services. ... Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. New ...
(Date:8/8/2017)... --   Second-quarter 2017 revenues ... per share from continuing operations ... percent to $110 million ... $161 million Second-quarter 2017 ... increased 8 percent to $0.93 ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... DUBLIN , Aug. 7, 2017  Endo International ... has reached agreements to resolve virtually all known U.S. ... in discussions to resolve the known remaining U.S. claims ... installment payments beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017 ... part of its second quarter 2017 results, the Company ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: