The celebration of Sao Joao like every year gives us all an opportinuty to reunite and bring the true spirit of Anjuna alive.
The Celebration in Bardez (North Goa) goes back nearly 150 years. Sao Joao, like any other Goan feast has that captivating spirit of merriment, colour and tradition. People dressed in colourful outfits from several villages meet near a stream front in carnival-coloured boats and floats.
On the feast day, villagers begin the day by taking a plunge in the village wells singing ‘Sao Joao’. The highlight of the day is the Sangodd, on which people parade singing traditional Konkani songs and mando . This is also the only feast you will see men wearing a “Kopel” (head gear) made of flowers.
This year the Zhor boys, Anjuna came in 2nd place for the lovely art work created by them on the village boat.