St. John the Baptist Church

Tarana Chauhan
Fertility Feast of St. John the Baptist :-One of the prime reasons many tourists choose to visit Goa in the monsoon is because of the vibrant Sao Joao Festival. Also known as the Fertility Feast of Saint John the Baptist, this festival is celebrated in late June every year with great zest. The Sao Joao festival involves a group of men jumping into village wells (don’t worry they’re not committing suicide!) to retrieve bottles of Feni (the local alcohol).The feasts of Saint Peter and Paul are also celebrated towards the end of June with much enthusiasm. The feast witnesses people sailing on the river in rafts singing and dancing. Another colourful festival which is celebrated in Goa is the annual Ganesh Chaturthi festival