Attend Raindrop Tourism in Goa on June 24 and 28

Attend Raindrop Tourism in Goa on June 24 and 28
Photo Credit: Vinoth Chandar

The annual Sao Joao festival formally marks the beginning of monsoon in Goa

Our Team
June 15 , 2015
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Sao Joao, the feast held in honour of St John the Baptist, is observed with much fanfare in Goa, especially in Siolim, Anjuna, Candolim, Calangute and Assagao. Held at the beginning of monsoon, it includes events such as retrieving gifts from wells, diving into wells and rivers, boat races, etc. Goa Tourism and Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) have organised the Raindrop Festival during this time. On June 24, 2015, the GTDC has organised a special cruise on board Santa   Monica from 10am to 3pm. Various events will be organised on board; such as a Sao Joao march set to Goan tunes, puppetry shows, dance performances, a rain dance with colourful umbrellas, games for kids and adults, etc.  And then there will be a buffet  spread  of Goan delicacies followed by the Splash Dance  and the  selection of  Sao  Joao Fest King and Queen. To allow a large number of tourists to enjoy the festival, on June 28, 2015, Sao Joao festivities will be organised at GTDC’s  Calangute Residency at Destination One restaurant.

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