Sao Joao festival is the popular occasion in Goa when Catholic community of the state engage in various traditional celebrations. The festival marks the significance of St. John, the Baptist and completely dedicated to him.Local youth of the state specially enjoy the festival by observing the jump into wells according to the existing tradition of this festival.
Time to Celebrate:
Sao Joao festival is observed on 24th of June every year
According to the age old existing tradition where anyone who owns a well and has a girl who is newly married exchanges pleasantries and food items to their in-laws as is the custom in every Goan village. Different types of folk dances are held which are popularly known as Sangods. Fruits and other eatables are exchanged between friends and relatives.Local youth with crowns of leaves and varied fruits on their heads going out in processions carrying Goan liquor along with them and jumping into wells to have fun.