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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
- Sep 23, 2018 at 12:54 am
Rated
5
Property is well maintained, Staff is friendly and co-operative, Food is good, Buffet Breakfast taste have a scope for improvement! Mr Amitabh and Ms. Sasmita were very courteous and helpful.
The Fern Kadamba Hotel and Spa, Goa - Panjim Area, Goa

4240

The Fern Kadamba Hotel and Spa, Goa

Panjim Area, Goa

Approx 9 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.4 / 5
4.4 / 5
Champakali- Luxury Boutique Hotel - Goa

Champakali- Luxury Boutique Hotel

Goa

Approx 6 km from venue

OYO 12647 Swarnam - Panjim Area, Goa

2093

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
- Oct 11, 2018 at 9:44 am
Rated
4
Hi friends I am veeresh from Karnataka this hotel is very nice and very near to tourist attractions place like a old Goa holly charch and car parking there rooms are nice .money worth hotel in old Goa
Old Goa Residency - Goa

1340

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
- Sep 05, 2018 at 10:48 am
Rated
2
Service was good but there was not a single guest .. this place is far away from city and at a scary place . Not at all recommendable for girls ... Specially those who are traveling alone
COZY WOODS HILL RESORT - Goa

5500

COZY WOODS HILL RESORT

Goa

Approx 7 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 2.3 / 5
2.3 / 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

5695

Devaaya Ayurveda & Nature Cure Centre

Divar Island, Goa

Approx 8 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.4 / 5
4.4 / 5
Ratna Sagar  - Goa

1700

Ratna Sagar

Goa

Approx 8 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 3.4 / 5
3.4 / 5