Katia Goes, Venita Gomes & Rohan Fernandes
On Saturday, villages across Goa came together to raise the toast to one of their most anticipated monsoon festivals - São João!
São João, the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated every year on June 24.
Women wearing kopels (known as flower crown) at the Siolim São João celebration.
A woman reveller jumps into the rivulet at Siolim keeping in tune with São João tradition.
To their great pleasure and happiness, revellers saw the rain gods finally smile on them as it poured down in torrents on Saturday.
The offering of blessed sweets sweetened up the day.
A reveller wearing a kopel (crown of flowers) is all smiles on the occasion.
To this day, São João stands as the perfect example of tradition and spirituality to the people of Goa.