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North Goa

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24th June

Sao Joao Festival Goa

Sao Joao Festival is an annual Christian feast that is celebrated as a water festival, started by a baptist St. John. It is an exciting and traditional festival that is celebrated every year on 24th June by the local people of Goa. An old age tradition cum festival, Sao Jao is not less than any carnival that has a high importance among the Catholic community. It is believed that Jesus was christened by St. John in the Jordan river while Mary came to meet St. John’s mother with Jesus in her womb. The tradition is more like a joyous moment that is felicitated with great joy and enthusiasm by jumping into the wells. It is a merry-making event that fills the air of the state with love, zeal and colors that make it a memorable and wonderful event. The major celebrations are held in North Goa where Carnival-Colored boats can be seen floating with people wearing colorful dresses and singing carols.

Siolim, Anjuna, Candolim and Calangute are the main areas where parades, fancy dress competitions, etc. are organised. Young boys jump into the rivers, whereas girls throw flowers and vegetables in the water, which is considered to be an important tradition. Since it is a non-tourist season in Goa, there are more locals on the roads and cultural activities are also conducted on a large scale. The charm of this grandeur event can be felt this year on 24th June by booking a flight/bus/train to Goa. Know Goa beyond beaches and nightlife, visit the Sao Joao Festival.
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Hotels Near Sao Joao Festival Goa

Last Booked : Sep 22, 2016 at 6:37 pm
- Jun 22, 2018 at 9:49 am
Rated
4
Good place to stay. Pretty expensive.. the rates could be revisited. Food was not a "wow".. just average...
The Fern Kadamba Hotel and Spa, Goa - Panjim Area, Goa

3600

The Fern Kadamba Hotel and Spa, Goa

Panjim Area, Goa

Approx 9 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.4 / 5
4.4 / 5
OYO 12647 Swarnam - Panjim Area, Goa

1482

OYO 12647 Swarnam

Panjim Area, Goa

Approx 6 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.4 / 5
4.4 / 5
Last Booked : Sep 21, 2016 at 12:44 am
- Jun 05, 2018 at 4:48 pm
Rated
3
Hotel is decent and rates within middle class budget. Additional breakfast options should be provided. WiFi facility should be made available
Old Goa Residency - Goa

1000

Old Goa Residency

Goa

Approx 7 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 3.8 / 5
3.8 / 5
Last Booked : Sep 16, 2016 at 1:43 pm
Hotel Omkar - Marcel, Goa

1900

Hotel Omkar

Marcel, Goa

Approx 2 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.0 / 5
4.0 / 5
Last Booked : Jul 27, 2016 at 10:22 pm
- Nov 25, 2016 at 9:59 pm
Rated
5
THE HOTEL IS AWESOME FOR RELAXATION AND ENJOY THE NATURE, THE FOOD WAS BEST, YOGA AND MEDITATION IS WONDERFUL THE STAFF ARE CO OPERATIVE, OVERALL BEST FOR EVERY AGE PERSON.
Devaaya Ayurveda & Nature Cure Centre - Divar Island, Goa

4575

Devaaya Ayurveda & Nature Cure Centre

Divar Island, Goa

Approx 8 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.4 / 5
4.4 / 5
OYO 11430 Home Green View 2BHK Old Goa - Goa

2374

OYO 11430 Home Green View 2BHK Old Goa

Goa

Approx 8 km from venue

Ratna Sagar  - Goa

1700

Ratna Sagar

Goa

Approx 7 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 3.4 / 5
3.4 / 5
Primos Park - Goa

800

Primos Park

Goa

Approx 5 km from venue

Hotel Vaishali Residency - Goa

1500

Hotel Vaishali Residency

Goa

Approx 6 km from venue