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
'"/>




Page: 1 2

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:
TAG: Goans Celebrate Monsoon Festival

(Date:5/2/2015)... It’s a pattern that won’t relent anytime ... on this planet, cyber scammers will immediately be thinking ... their own personal gain. And on April 30, ... issued an alert titled “Nepal Earthquake Disaster Email Scams,” ... earthquake in Nepal. The scam emails may contain links ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 2015 Kare Visits LLC. launched in Chicago ... caregivers. Kare Visits offers relief for caregivers by visiting ... According to the Caregiver Action Network, eight in ... 20 hours a week caring for an elderly or disabled ... hire a nurse, a caregiver is now empowered to schedule ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... IDLife LLC, a health and wellness ... the addition of its newest partner and fitness celebrity, ... athlete, growing up in gymnastics and competitive diving, but ... a personal trainer and helping others achieve their fitness ... TV shows highlighting her stunning physique and unique training ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... ME (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 Royal ... in Freeport, Maine, reports on a new study that ... stiffness, joint swelling and improved physical function as well ... with severe osteoarthritis of the knee. , The report ... Natural Insights for Well Being® ,” which Royal River ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... May 01, 2015 Hope For The ... of Hope For The Warriors® and military families. All ... support Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit dedicated ... unit, and restoring hope for our service members and ... All American Ford collected and matched small autograph fee ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 2Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 3Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 4Health News:Chicagoan Seeks to Transform Industry by Launching an Innovative Elderly Care Solution 2Health News:IDLife LLC Announces New Partnership with Fitness Celebrity, Jen Widerstrom 2Health News:New Study Finds Nutrients Ease Arthritis Pain, Retailer Reports 2Health News:All American Ford Presents Donation to Nonprofit Hope For The Warriors 2
... Children,s Hospital in Houston announces that a researcher in ... Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his ... heart defects, and the development of tissue engineering therapies ... award comes with new funding of $450,000 to be ...
... brain function variations between the left and right sides ... weight of the placenta. The finding could shed new ... later life. The research, conducted at the University ... Epidemiology Unit at Southampton General Hospital, reveals that children ...
... This release is available in Spanish . ... arising because the patient inherits from the father or mother a mutation ... BRCA2 have already been identified as two of the genes to be ... are due to mutations in one of these two genes (which suggests, ...
... the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has carried out the first ... and generations in terms of forgiveness. According to the ... better at forgiving than men. "This study has ... what reasons people have for forgiving men and women, ...
... with both type 1 diabetes and CKD have an ... patients with type 1 diabetes and overt nephropathy develop ... death. The competing risks of death and ESRD may ... Now, the researchers at the University of Helsinki, ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) ... separated from street traffic have fewer accidents compared to ... "We found that there is a 28 percent ... with bicycling in parallel and comparable roads," noted study ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Tissue engineering methods earn funding to heal little hearts 2Health News:Brain function linked to birth size in groundbreaking new study 2Health News:Ph.D. thesis on 2 genes involved in hereditary breast and ovary cancer cases 2Health News:Women are better at forgiving 2Health News:Competing risks analysis highlights new targets in preventing ESRD and death of diabetics 2Health News:Separate Bikes-Only Lanes in Cities Cut Injury Rate: Study 2Health News:Separate Bikes-Only Lanes in Cities Cut Injury Rate: Study 3
(Date:5/1/2015)... ATLANTA , May 1, 2015 At ... May 2-6 in Washington D.C. , ... a solution that enables clinicians to leverage the enormous ... Knife radiosurgery treatments conducted each year – to advance ... "Gamma Knife Registry is a cloud-based solution that allows ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... 2015 Braeburn Pharmaceuticals announced today ... focus beyond addiction and pain to include ... has acquired an implantable, six-month formulation of ... treatment of schizophrenia from Endo Pharmaceuticals. With ... to other potential applications of the implant ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... , May 1, 2015  Legendary actor and ... in a new PBAFacts campaign designed to educate and ... learn more about Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) and to speak ... that an actor has the ability to cry and ... lack of control experienced by people living with PBA ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Elekta to showcase Leksell Gamma Knife Registry at AANS Annual Meeting 2Elekta to showcase Leksell Gamma Knife Registry at AANS Annual Meeting 3Braeburn Pharmaceuticals expands pipeline to include two schizophrenia treatments 2Braeburn Pharmaceuticals expands pipeline to include two schizophrenia treatments 3Braeburn Pharmaceuticals expands pipeline to include two schizophrenia treatments 4Danny Glover Joins PBA Facts Campaign, to Educate and Build Awareness of Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA), a Little Known but Widespread Neurologic Condition 2Danny Glover Joins PBA Facts Campaign, to Educate and Build Awareness of Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA), a Little Known but Widespread Neurologic Condition 3
... Sheets: MDBX ) ( www.thedispensingsolution.com ) announced today ... secure medicine storage and retrieval system. This ... their filled prescriptions from a convenient self-serve system that could ... process is as simple as it is ingenious: When a ...
... WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2011 The Personalized Medicine ... its landmark report, The Case for Personalized ... commercially available personalized medicine products from 13 in ... the continued development and adoption of personalized medicine ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MedBox Develops Patent-Pending System for Storage and Retrieval of Prescription Drugs 272 Prominent Personalized Medicine Products Available; A Five-Fold Increase in Five Years 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: