Watch how this village in Goa celebrates the Feast of Epiphany
Observed 12 days after Christmas, on January 6, the Feast of Epiphany marks the visit of the Three Wise Men, also known as the Three Kings, to Jesus in Bethlehem.
In Goa, this celebration takes place at Reis Magos Church in Verem, Our Lady of Bethlehem Church in Chandor, and Our Lady of Remedios Chapel in Cuelim.
The village of Chandor distinguishes itself from the rest by celebrating the feast in a grand manner. Three youth donned as kings gracefully descend the hill on horseback. Their journey commences at Our Lady of Piety Chapel in Chandor and culminates at the main Church of Nossa Senhora de Belem.
Adorned in royal attire, these young kings present gifts, to recreate the scene of the three kings visiting the baby Jesus in the manger. This feast stands as one of the most unique and spiritually significant celebrations in Goa.