Three Kings Feast: An ode to Goa's festive celebrations

Rohan Fernandes

The feast of the Epiphany, also known as the Three Kings Festival, is celebrated at Cansaulim, Verem & Chandor on January 6, every year.

The responsibility of organising the feast is given to Gaonkars of the villages.

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In Cansaulim three young boys are choosen from the villages of Cansaulim, Arrosim and Cuelim to represent the Three Kings.

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The three young boys ride on horseback in processions and take different paths to arrive at the chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, also known as the Three Kings Chapel, atop a hill at Cuelim.

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The processions are accompanied by Goan brass bands.

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The processions are headed by flag bearers.

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The young boys are dressed up just like the Magi.

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The Three Kings take different paths but meet at a common point before ascending the Cuelim hill.

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