Sao Joao Feast of St. John the Baptist 2018.

Sao Joao Feast of St. John the Baptist 2018.

Sao Joao Feast of St John the Baptist 2018

Venue : Goa

This year the festival falls on 24th June.

feast of St. John the Baptist is one of the most well-known Christian feasts in Goa state. The festival is dedicated to St. John the Baptist,  the firebrand prophet. The celebration is known as Sao Joao. On this day people of all ages around Goa gather here and jump into wells, streams and ponds  to recover gifts thrown by villagers.

In North Goa the festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm. People from villages dressed up with colourful outfits and  meet near a stream front in carnival-coloured boats and floats.  But the festival  is not celebrated with the same spirit throughout Goa. In South Goa, the festival is celebrated with less enthusiasm.  The display  of decorated floating platform is an important part of the festival. Different types of folk dances, known as  Sangodds will be perform during the festive day.


Attractions of Goa

Churches and other worship places

Basilica de Bom Jesus

Fort Aguada

Chapora Fort

Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Viceroy’s Arch

Reis Magos Fort

Fort Terekhol

Gateway of the Palace of Yusuf Adil Shah

Basilica de Bom Jesus

Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Feast of St.Francis Xavier

St Cajetan’s Church

Church and Monastery of St. Augustine

Shantadurga Temple

Church of St Francis of Assisi

Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount

Maruti Temple

Chapel of St. Catherine

Church of Reis Magos

Church of Our Lady Rosary

Chapel of St. Lawrence

Cabo Chapel

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Se Cathedral

Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception


Panaji Kala Academy

Gallery Gitanjali

Goa Science Centre

Viceroy’s Arch

18th June Road

Old Goa


Galjibag Beach

Sernabatim Beach

Hollant Beach

Chapora Beach

Kegdole Beach

Baga Beach

Arambol Beach

Keri Beach (Querim Beach)

Paliem Beach

Odxel Beach

Patnem Colomb Beach

Caranzalem Beach

Arossim Beach

Bambolim Beach

Butterfly Beach

Rajbagh Beach

Ashwem Beach


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